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Red Wiggler Community Minute on WAMU

This month, Red Wiggler will be featured on WAMU 88.5’s Community Minute. This daily broadcast provides information about local organizations in the D.C. Metropolitan area so that listeners may be better engaged in the community. The station will air the segment about Red Wiggler periodically, and a written piece may be found on their website.

Grower Spotlight: Tyler

Tyler has been working at Red Wiggler for 15 years. Although he can often be found in the fields harvesting along with other growers, his favorite jobs on the farm often involve machinery. He loves cars and enjoys talking about different types, and his interest in equipment is put to good use on the farm. Read More …

#GivingTuesday

We are excited to participate in the second annual #GivingTuesday. Created to kick-off the holiday giving season, #GivingTuesday  gives non-profits across the country the chance to bolster community support. Making a donation to Red Wiggler today will allow us to run new and innovative programming through the Winter. — placeholder — — placeholder — Whether Read More …

Grower Spotlight: Nuno

Nuno began working at Red Wiggler in 2008. He works here 5 days a week, and rarely misses a day of work. Below is Laura’s interview with Nuno. What is your favorite job at Red Wiggler? I like to use the hoe to get the weeds out of the vegetable beds. It gets grass, flowers, Read More …

Grower Spotlight – Elaine

Elaine began working at Red Wiggler as a Grower-in-Training in 2009. She was hired as a Grower in 2011 and now works 2 days a week. Below is Kara’s interview with Elaine. What is your favorite job at Red Wiggler? The thing I like to do best is peppers. Outside in the fields, I pick Read More …

Grower Spotlight – Meet Kimberly

Kimberly started working at Red Wiggler as a Grower in Training in 2010 and was hired as a Grower in 2011. She has worked in the fields picking onions, tomatoes and potatoes, weeding beds of crops, and worked at the wash station cleaning vegetables. This year, Kimberly started a new position working at the CSA Read More …

Farm to Fork

A great night had by all, the Farm to Fork Dinner brought together a crowd of farmers, foodies and friends. Spring vegetables accompanied by great conversation and live music set the tone for lovely evening. Chef Tom O’Gara designed the menu that was exquisitely executed by Chefs Bart Hosmer and Kathleen Wellington. We enjoyed a Read More …

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 …

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 …

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 …