Year: 2018

#GivingTuesday 2018

Make an impact in Montgomery County with Red Wiggler Community Farm today!Today we begin our End-of-Year Campaign with #GivingTuesday, and we need your help to raise $6k for our programs.#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses, and communities in countries around the world. Millions of people have come Read More …

Mid-Atlantic Care Farming Summit

On October 16th, 2018 Red Wiggler Community Farm, in partnership with Future Harvest: Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture produced the first-ever Mid-Atlantic Care Farming Summit, on Red Wiggler’s campus in Germantown, Maryland. Red Wiggler identified 19 farms from 6 different states in America and Italy that work specifically with adults with developmental disabilities. Until recently, space Read More …

Sweet Potato Harvest 2018

After many weeks patiently waiting for dry weather, we have finally finished our sweet potato harvest. The potatoes were planted from slips on June 15. Slips are green leafy shoots that grow out of an already harvested sweet potato. The slips are planted into hills about a foot apart, then turn into vines that spread Read More …

Program Spotlight: Leisure World

The Red Wiggler team completed our first Leisure World Market of the season on Thursday, August 2nd.  This visit has become a beloved tradition for Leisure World residents and our team of Staff & Growers. Red Wiggler Community Farm’s partnership with Leisure World was born in 1999, after resident Ben Margolin, discovered a Washington Post Read More …

Remembering Hallie Wells Birthday Today

Red Wiggler Community Farm remembers Hallie Ausmus Wells birthday today August 1, 1893- she would be 125. Below is a re-posting of an archived blog entry describing how she came to donate her 290-acre farm to the Park system in 1981- we are very grateful for this special woman and her contribution to our community. Read More …

2018 Crew Leader & Intern Bios

Time to get to know our fantastic 2018 crew! Ashley Jordan, Crew Leader Hi, My name is Ashley! I am a recent graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. I studied Biology, and focused my classes on ecology and the environment. I am very passionate about respecting the environment and respecting each other; this Read More …

Grower Spotlight: David Ruch

When you talk with David Ruch, it’s clear to see why he’s worked as a Red Wiggler Grower for 11 years. He’s “proud of everything” he does at Red Wiggler, he’s “learned just about everything” here, he likes harvesting “everything,” and he’s tasted “everything on the farm.”In short, he likes “mainly everything” about his job. Read More …