Author: Kara

2019 #GIVINGTUESDAY

This year, Red Wiggler provided employment to 15 adults with developmental disabilities. Our Growers worked over 6,700 hours and earned more than $80,000.   Throughout the season more than 400 youth with and without disabilities came to the farm for educational experiences.   Our Farm to Group Home and Farm to Food Bank programs made it Read More …

Care Farming

Red Wiggler uses farming as a platform to employ, educate and feed the community with a special focus on youth and adults with developmental disabilities and low-income families in the county. Other farms across the United States utilize farming to fulfill other mission-based work. We worked with the Advisory Board to survey these programs and Read More …

Sweet Potato Soup!

A big thank you to one of our super star volunteers, Claire, for not only sharing this recipe, but also sharing a crock of soup with us! Creamy Sweet Potato Soup Recipe Creamy Sweet Potato Soup Ingredients 2 Tbsp (1/4 stick) butter 1 cup chopped onion 2 small celery stalks, chopped 1 medium leek, sliced Read More …

#GivingTuesday

Red Wiggler is proud to be part of the first ever #GivingTuesday The retail sector has benefited for years from coordinating national shopping days around the holidays. Everyone knows “Black Friday” or “Cyber Monday.” This year, more than 1,000 corporations and non-profits (including Red Wiggler!) have joined the #GivingTuesday movement that brings the spirit of Read More …

Nominate Red Wiggler to win a $10,000 grant!

Seeds of Change, an organic seed company, is accepting nominations for a community farm that “Shares the Good!” Please follow the link and instructions below to nominate Red Wiggler to win $10,000!   10% of our score is based on the number of unique nominations we receive. The deadline is November 30th. Please share the Read More …

Sweet Potato Frenzy part 1

With the abundance of Red Wiggler sweet potatoes this year, we thought we’d post recipes throughout the winter to help everyone find creative uses for these great storage crops. If you have a recipe and picture you’d like us to share, please send it to kara@redwiggler.org! Savory Sweet Potato Bread Gluten free (with substitutions to Read More …

Solar Home Tour

If you haven’t had a chance to visit the Solar House lately, here is your chance! Our Solar House is participating in this year’s Tour of Solar and Green Homes. Join us this Saturday, October 6 from 11 am to 5 pm.   Learn about the UMD Solar Decathlon entry in 2005, which is now Read More …

Come Celebrate the Harvest with us!

We are busy getting ready for our annual Harvest Celebration and Silent Auction this Saturday at 2pm!   The tent is in a new location this year to take advantage of the view of new multipurpose building and greenhouse! The tent will be home to 4 amazing chefs who are creating delicious vegetarian dishes so Read More …

Farm Tour

Join us Saturday July 28th for Montgomery County Farm Tour 10am-4pm! Farm Tour 2012 Schedule of Events Red Wiggler Farm & Field Tours (1) Join a Red Wiggler Staff member for a tour of our fields. See what’s growing and learn about life here on the farm! Meet us just outside the Big Red Barn Read More …

Helping kids make healthy choices!

Red Wiggler is developing a new curriculum that incorporates MyPlate (the new nutrition pyramid) into connecting youth with the source of their food called Healthy Choices, Healthy Lives. Sam has been working to develop and implement this exciting new program! The first school visit we did was to Gaithersburg Elementary School. Kara and I taught Read More …