Year: 2013

CRAFT Summer Solstice Conference at RWCF

We had a blast hosting over 50 area farmers, farm interns and farm enthusiasts on June 24th. CRAFT (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training) is a community organization that hosts farm tours and potlucks in the Chesapeake Bay area throughout the growing season. This year, Red Wiggler hosted the 2nd Annual Summer Solstice Conference. From Read More …

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 …

Spring in the Greenhouse

by David We plant all different types of seeds from vegetables to flowers. We also transplant the vegetables and flowers to bigger pots when they get fully grown and out grow their smaller space. When they really get fully grown we put them on the back of the golf cart, and then we take them Read More …

New in the fields in 2013

Spring is a time for renewal here on the farm.  After a winter of resting, planning, attending conferences and coming up with new ideas, spring is the time to put our new ideas into action. We are trying a few ideas new to Red Wiggler in 2013: Floating Row Cover We decided to spend the Read More …