Month: June 2013

Grower Spotlight – Meet Steve

We have a great group of growers and staff who work each day at the farm, doing all it takes to grow great tasting vegetables, build healthy soil, and share our produce with the community.  This month, we get to know Steve Lashmit, who sat down with Andrea, our farm manager, to share a bit Read More …

Find Your Farmers!

Can you spot Red Wiggler farmers Andrea Barnhart and Kara Desmond in the Foodshed Magazine cover shot? They are there, surrounded by other Young Farmers of the MidAtlantic recognized in Early Spring edition. Go farmers!  

Roller Crimping

Thanks to a generous donor, Louis Eby (who happens to be Red Wiggler’s first farmer), we purchased a roller crimper for our walk behind BCS this spring.  In an earlier post, we suggested that you stay tuned to find out how our roller crimper experiment was evolving and the early results are in. So far, the Read More …

Stream Health in RW’s Wetlands

Montgomery College’s Environmental Biology class came out this spring to test the quality and health of the stream that runs in the wetlands surrounding Red Wiggler. We are happy to report that based on the variety and number of different invertebrates found in the stream, the class found that the stream is in good health! Read More …

Education in the Off-Season

Of all the things to appreciate in our new Program Building, its impact on our Education Program has been really encouraging.  Off-season visits have given us a chance to cultivate relationships that can bloom as we move into the growing season. A middle school student from Sidwell Friends School shared the following thought following her Read More …