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Accokeek in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ecosystem Farm

Piscataway Park Accokeek Creek

 
 
Ecosystem Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 30, 2016
1. Ecosystem Farm Marker
Inscription. The Robert Ware Straus Ecosystem Farm gives a look into the possible future of farming. Sustainable and organic farming practices allow the Farm to attain high quality produce with minimal impact on the environment.

The Robert Ware Straus Ecosystem Farm is an experiment in organic farming on seemingly unsuitable soil.

Its poor drainage and low fertility create challenges for farming in this soil, yet the Ecosystem Farm overcomes those problems. Thorough a program called Community Supported Agriculture; local residents support the farming operation and receive a share of its harvest in return.

(Inscription under the image on the bottom right)
Visiting
What can you do?
At the Ecosystem Farm, learn about cutting edge, ecologically friendly farming techniques. You wonít just hear about them, youíll see them in action! Learn more about how food is produced by getting to know a farmer-here or at a local farmerís market. Visit www.accokeek.org to learn more about sustainable agriculture.
 
Erected by National Park Service US Department of Interior.
 
Location. 38° 41.686′ N, 77° 3.927′ W. Marker is in Accokeek, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Bryan Point Road. Click for map

Ecosystem Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 30, 2016
2. Ecosystem Farm Marker
This marker is the marker on the far right.
. Marker is in this post office area: Accokeek MD 20607, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Land Shaping People (here, next to this marker); Welcome to the Visitor Center (a few steps from this marker); People Shaping the Land (a few steps from this marker); Cherished Homeland (within shouting distance of this marker); John Smith Explores the Chesapeake (within shouting distance of this marker); Join the Adventure (within shouting distance of this marker); Traveling on the Potomac River (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Potomac Heritage (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Accokeek.
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
Accokeek Foundation Map image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 30, 2016
3. Accokeek Foundation Map
Piscatway National Park Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 30, 2016
4. Piscatway National Park Visitor Center
Sign at the entrance to Piscataway Park Accokeek Creek image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 30, 2016
5. Sign at the entrance to Piscataway Park Accokeek Creek
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on August 3, 2016.
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