Talk Trash at the 8th Annual Potomac Watershed Trash Summit
Join us for the 8th Annual Potomac Watershed Trash Summit on October 18th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law. The Potomac Watershed Trash Summit is a gathering of key stakeholders to educate, have dialogue and plan and take action on strategies that lead to a Trash Free Potomac Watershed.
This year, Trash Summit participants will have a chance to see on-the-ground solutions in the region through a choice of educational field trips that will highlight community work; devices that capture trash in streams; and several composting initiatives in the region. The afternoon conference portion will include three concurrent sessions on regulation of trash as a pollutant, community outreach, and ways to work with the court system to better enforce litter and illegal dumping laws. During the closing plenary session, we will hear from conservationist cartoonist Jim Toomey and recognize people, businesses, and organizations that have gone above and beyond to keep the Potomac trash-free by presenting them with Potomac Champion awards.
To find out more information or to register for the 8th Annual Potomac Watershed Trash Summit, visit trashsummit.org.
Lucky $7,000 Challenge!
AFF is issuing a challenge to its newsletter followers:
Raise $7,000 to support our programs before the end of 2013!
Now more than ever, we need your help to make sure that we can offer the highest quality environmental education programs to the greatest number of students across the region.
If you have never donated before, now is the time!
Click here to visit our donation page.
|Meet two of our newest Naturalists |
Here are 10 things learned at Hard Bargain Farm
(as told by elementary school students this year).
- I learned that chickens are consumers and plants are producers.-- Milton
- I learned a lot about marshes and the Potomac River. -- Jaylen
- I learned that cows have four stomachs. -- Anon.
- I learned that when you open up a white walnut, the stuff inside dyes your finger. -- Kerrington
- I learned that if you lose a tennis ball and it goes through the sewer it ends up in the Potomac River. -- Brandon
- I learned how hay is made.-- Diamond
- I learned that the colors of chicken eggs can be blue, green, white, brown, and speckled.--Edgar
- I learned about water animals like crayfish, sunfish, tadpoles, and some toads, too. -- Ellie
- I learned that it takes some stuff longer to decompose than others. -- Alberto
- I learned that pigs will eat almost anything! --Terry
This learning is made possible by your support. Donate today.
Autumn Evening Hayride and Campfire at Hard Bargain Farm
Please join us on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. to celebrate the fall.
- Bring a friend and family
- Enjoy a hayride to the river at 7:00 p.m.
- Campfire at the log cabin
- Hot cider, cookies, and s'mores
Please RSVP by October 15 if you wish to attend by calling 301-292-5665 or emailing [email protected]
This event is free for members and $5 for non-members.
Not a member yet? Become a member today and help support AFF's programs.
* If the government is still shut down on this date this event will not include the hayride because the park will remain closed.
Last Show at Hard Bargain Amphitheater
Currently the Hard Bargain Players are performing Evil Dead-The Musical by George Reinblatt, Fridays and Saturdays through October 19, 8 p.m. It's a spoof on horror shows and it is highly recommended to make reservations by emailing [email protected]. Please make sure to include the date of performance and number of tickets you are reserving.
With this show the season of the performing arts including Concert in the Woods and Theater in the Woods is coming to an end. It was a great summer with exceptional musicians and actors showing their talents at the Hard Bargain Amphitheater. Thank you for your patronage!
|Oktoberfest is Taking a Rest |
Last year we hosted the 32nd annual Oktoberfest! Thank you to everyone who has made it such a success for so many years. Due to the exciting construction going on this fall, Oktoberfest will be on hiatus. Stay tuned for other fun fall events at the Farm!
The Alice Ferguson Foundation's mission is to connect people to the natural world, sustainable agricultural practices and the cultural heritage of their local watershed through education, stewardship and advocacy.