Pollinator Day at the Garden was beautiful! We enjoyed seeing new, current, former and potential future gardeners touring the garden and learning about all of the ways pollinators make our garden fruitful and productive. Our beekeepers Barbara Klieforth and Natashia Davis were on hand and demonstrated how they inspect the beehives and make sure the … Continue reading Pollinator Day at the Garden was beautiful!
Help us kick start the 2022 growing season! Please join this short workshop where you’ll learn how to get an early start on your vegetable, herb and flower planting for the spring! Brian Bennett, Co-Leader of the Cottage City Community Garden, will share his tips for successful sowing and transplanting. All are welcome to join this virtual workshop. … Continue reading Seed Starting Workshop, Sat., Feb 19, 10am
Are you interested in learning more about your town and meeting your neighbors, while also learning how to grow and prepare your own foods!? If your answer is yes, then we would love to have you at the Cottage City Community Garden!Each year as a group, we help to plant and tend to the community … Continue reading Join the Cottage City Community Garden!
Join the Cottage City Garden for our Annual Fall Harvest Party, this Saturday, November 11th at 12:00pm The Cottage City Community Garden invites you to join them for a Harvest Party! The party will take place on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 12pm-2pm. Gardeners will bring dishes to share made from vegetables, fruits, herbs and other … Continue reading Annual Fall Harvest Party
Greetings Gardeners! What a month was August! As we head into the Labor Day weekend, I am asking that we all keep the families and individuals displaced as a result of Hurricane Harvey in our thoughts. September is also the time for the Corn Moon. September is a perfect time to finish planting seeds for the fall harvest. Crops that are … Continue reading Composting! – September Workshop
When we work together, share meals together, and laugh together, we’re repairing relationships with the soil as a community. Sitting at the table with so many farmers doing revolutionary work taught me that farming isn’t only about stewarding the land; it’s also about stewarding community and tending the soul. The land beneath our feet carries our history and carries freedom. Continue reading The Color of Food: How Gardens and Farms Can Help Us Heal From a History of Racism
Did you know when you save seeds from your garden that you are helping to preserve history? On Saturday, August 13, Mark Haskell of Friends and Foods taught the Cottage City Gardeners about Seed Saving. Traditional American foods are a hybrid of African, South American, European, and North American plants. Yams, okra, chilies, peanuts, and … Continue reading Seeds of Change: Seed Saving Workshop
Saturday, August 13th at 10am Cottage City Community Garden 4222 Cottage Terrace Cottage City, MD 20722 Cost: FREE! Join the Cottage City Community Garden for a workshop on seed saving! Chef and Master Gardener Mark Haskell will discuss why seed saving matters and teach basic techniques in growing, harvesting, storing and saving seeds from your … Continue reading Seed Saving Workshop with Chef Mark Haskell
On May 4, the Prince George’s County Food Equity Council sponsored a Urban Agriculture tour with the Prince George’s County Planning Department. Representatives from the Prince Georges’ County Department of Environment and the University of Maryland Extension Program were present. The purpose of the meeting was to help the Prince George’s County Zoning Rewrite team learn more about urban agriculture in Prince George’s County … Continue reading Prince George’s County Agencies Visit
To plant a garden is to believe in the future – Author Unknown To plant a garden is to believe in the future – Author Unknown The Cottage City Community Gardeners would like to thank everyone for their help at our 2016 Garden Season Opener! We shoveled through the rain and moved nearly one ton of … Continue reading Thank you for Volunteering at Cottage City Community Garden