Month: September 2020

Praying Mantis

It’s time for some fun! Look what we found recently — a beautiful praying mantis! We believe it’s a native Carolina mantis. Here are some #funfacts about mantises. They: * have two eyes and great vision. * are carnivores and eat other insects live. * can turn their heads side to side and a full Read More …

#MeetTheFarmerMonday – Meet Jackie!

It’s #MeetTheFarmerMonday – Meet Jackie, Red Wiggler Community Farm’s Seasonal Crew Leader! Jackie works with teams of Growers, interns, and others on tasks throughout the farm such as harvesting, transplanting, and post-harvest sorting and packing. Prior to coming to Red Wiggler, Jackie worked at an urban farm in Baltimore as a Farm Educator, as well as at educational Read More …

#VeggieWednesday — Hot Peppers

It’s #VeggieWednesday – and today, it’s all about hot peppers! Red Wiggler grows many peppers, from mild sweet to hot. Hot peppers (or chiles/chilis) are nutritious and rich in vitamins A, C, and E. Benefits include promoting weight loss, reducing cancer risk, promoting a healthy heart, reducing migraines, clearing one’s sinuses, suppressing psoriasis, and fighting the Read More …