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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.
Photographed 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 won’t just hear about them, you’ll see them in action! Learn more about how food is produced by getting to know a farmer-here or at a local farmer’s market. Visit www.accokeek.org to learn more about sustainable agriculture.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
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Ecosystem Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 30, 2016
2. Ecosystem Farm Marker
This marker is the marker on the far right.
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marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Accokeek MD 20607, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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); Pumpkin Ash Trail (within shouting distance of 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); The National Colonial Farm (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Accokeek.
 
Accokeek Foundation Map image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 30, 2016
3. Accokeek Foundation Map
Piscatway National Park Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 30, 2016
5. Sign at the entrance to Piscataway Park Accokeek Creek
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 2, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 2, 2022