Piscataway Park Accokeek Creek
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)
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.
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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Accokeek.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 9 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.