Please – We really need everyone who has a bed to show up this weekend on Saturday August 8th from 9:00am – 12:00pm. We will have treats to share – hot sauce from the garden and chips! We have much to do before fall…so more hands will make it all go faster and be more fun. The weather … Continue reading Volunteer at Cottage City Garden on August 8.
We had a great work session in the garden last Saturday … Christian built a trellis for our grapes. Kimberley Knox, the new project manager for the Port Towns Community Health Partnership joined us in the garden too. We look forward to working with her over the next year. The Port Towns Community Health Partnership helps … Continue reading Cottage City Garden Work Session: Saturday, July 25
Here’s a great light summer pasta dish to try with the tomatoes in your garden. It is very filling and delicious! You can always substitute the shrimp for chicken or add other garden veggies like squash or zucchini. The recipe is from http://juliasalbum.com/with minor adaptations. Ingredients 1 pound fresh shrimp, uncooked, shelled and deveined 5 medium tomatoes, fresh, … Continue reading Tomato, Shrimp, Spinach and Basil Pasta in a Garlic butter
The old structure holding up the grape vine is collapsed. Here’s a good chance to give back to the garden. I can assist in buying/obtaining the materials and explaining a simple design, but I do not have time to construct something until my next visit in a week and a half. I don’t mind doing … Continue reading Help Save the Grape Vines!
Volunteers are essential to helping our Cottage City Garden grow and thrive. Volunteers create a better garden and a better community. Bring your interest, energy, knowledge and passion to the Cottage City Garden and help make each guest’s visit beautiful and enriching. As a volunteer you will meet people of similar interests, acquire new skills and … Continue reading Become a Cottage City Garden Volunteer
Port Towns Farmers Market Kick Off Party! Don’t miss the grand opening party of the new Port Towns Farmers Market on July 11 from 10-1! Meet the farmers, taste samples of fresh produce and tasty foods, hear live music, with fun and games for kids. Come to your new neighborhood farmers market at the corner … Continue reading Port Towns Farmers Market Kick Off Party!
Many thanks to Cottage City resident Richard Cote and Christian our master gardener for building the new garden shed. The materials are being donated by Bladensburg business, Ernest Maier and Community Forklift in Edmonston. Many thanks to Mr. McCombs, the General Manager at Ernest Maier for the gravel and paving stones. Continue reading New Garden Shed is Taking Shape
Our next work session at the garden with Christian Melendez of Eco City Farms will be held this Saturday from 9AM to 12PM. Don’t forget to bring hats and water. It would also be helpful to bring garden cutters/clippers to help trim back unwanted growth and overflowing beds. Read the University of Maryland’s planting guide for our … Continue reading Garden Session this Saturday!
A call to action for all naturalists, photographers and experts in the fields of ecology! Spread the word!! Come help with a BIOBLTIZ, as part of an Eagle Scout project*, that will create a master list of flora and fauna in Colmar Manor Park. This will help with park management and future wetlands restoration. Native … Continue reading Bio Blitz at Bladensburg Waterfront Park
This week the following items are ready for harvest at the garden: 8-ball Squash Yellow Squash Green Zucchini Cherry tomatoes beets Sorrel Summer kale Lavendar Chives Oregano Continue reading What we’re picking | July 7, 2015