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. Advertisements 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
The June 2015 issue of Washington Gardener Magazine is now out and is posted at: http://issuu.com/washingtongardener/docs/washingtongardenerjune15 This issue includes: Odonating in our Region: Dragonflies and Damselflies Pretty Native Groundcover: Canada Mayflower June-July Garden Tasks Microgreens Local Garden Events Listing Lisianthus: the New Rose Meet the Interns Visit to Sunshine Farm and Gardens How Biochar Alters … Continue reading June 2015 issue of Washington Gardener Magazine