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
Don’t miss out on the NEW Port Town’s Farmers Market starting in Bladensburg on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the corner of 58th Avenue & Emerson Street right next to the Port Towns Elementary School. This is an important community service for Bladensburg and the Port Towns offering a food shopping opportunity with … Continue reading Port Towns Farmer’s Market
This is the first Summer salad made with ALL ingredients from the Cottage City Community Garden. Denise picked these items earlier this week. 1 head of cabbage (survived the groundhog invasion) Summer kale leafs 2 carrots shredded 3 beets – boiled and sliced Cherry tomatoes sliced – the first ones of the season (so sweet) … Continue reading First Summer Salad