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 for these outfits to come together to learn from each other and advance the field did not exist. While each organization is different, each has similar struggles. We benefited immensely from this day of sharing information around issues of vocational training, horticulture therapy, training staff, and building an inclusive community.
Visit our guests' sites to learn more about the incredible work they're doing in the region:
La Lanterna di Diogene from Bomporto, Italy
Left Foot Organics from Olympia, WA
Upcounty Community Resources from Germantown, MD