Tag: Growers

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 …

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 …

Grower Spotlight: Iya Snowber

For Iya Snowber, Red Wiggler marked her first time working on a farm, though she had helped with gardening at home before. Now, 13 years later, she works at the farm three days a week. Over this past winter, Iya has been both a diligent seeder, patiently seeding teeny-tiny lavender seeds, and seed saver, rubbing Read More …

Grower Spotlight: Elaine Fickenscher

“I have dreams and if I work hard my dreams can come true.” – Elaine Fickenscher, self-advocate, National Down Syndrome Congress Elaine Fickenscher has dreams. One of those dreams is gardening. Elaine first started working at Red Wiggler as a Grower in 2011, although she had volunteered on the farm before that. This year, she increased Read More …

Grower Spotlight: John Dillencourt

John Dillencourt can claim something not many people can: He’s working his dream job.“I’ve kind of always wanted to do gardening work all my life, and this is the first time I’ve been able to,” he states. “I like growing and working outdoors, doing gardening work.”At a previous job, John had requested to work in Read More …

Grower Spotlight: Hans Berg

Many people are bashful when talking about their paychecks, but Hans Berg is not. He is both candid and grateful when it comes to his Red Wiggler salary. “I love the job here because it’s good money,” he explains.Hans has worked at Red Wiggler ever since he found the farm through Community Services for Autistic Read More …

Grower Spotlight – Meet Steve

We have a great group of growers and staff who work each day at the farm, doing all it takes to grow great tasting vegetables, build healthy soil, and share our produce with the community.  This month, we get to know Steve Lashmit, who sat down with Andrea, our farm manager, to share a bit Read More …