Hard Bargain Fall Farm Day

10/26/2019
11:00 am - 4:00 pm Hard Bargain Fall Farm Day
Hard Bargain Farm, Accokeek MD

Home School Days

09/13/2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Home School Days
Hard Bargain Farm, Accokeek MD

Fermentation Workshop: The Art of Fermentation

05/04/2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Fermentation Workshop: The Art of Fermentation
Hard Bargain Farm Cafritz Environmental Center, Accokeek Maryland

Summer Teacher Institute – Western Maryland

07/23/2019 - 07/25/2019
9:30 am - 4:00 pm Summer Teacher Institute - Western Maryland

Summer Teacher Institute – DC Metro

07/09/2019 - 07/11/2019
9:30 am - 4:00 pm Summer Teacher Institute - DC Metro

Healthy Soils Workshop: Southern Maryland Session

01/22/2018
9:00 am - 2:00 pm Healthy Soils Workshop: Southern Maryland Session
Prince George’s Soil Conservation District Office Conference Room, Upper Marlboro MD

Webinar: Anti-Littering: Social Marketing for Behavior Change

09/26/2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Webinar: Anti-Littering: Social Marketing for Behavior Change

Volunteers Sweep Up the Shoreline at Oxon Cove Park

December 7th, 2015

Cleanup Chronicles, December 6, 2015

Another successful cleanup was held on Sunday, December 6th, at Oxon Cove Park. Twenty five volunteers enjoyed the sunshine and came out to help on this fall Sunday.

It was an adventure every step of the way. We all met in the parking lot, to be escorted to the shoreline by a tractor wagon. It was a scenic, slightly bumpy ride through endless fields and bare fall trees. The shoreline of the Potomac River offered a unique view of Alexandria, Virginia and the District of Columbia cityscapes. Together, we removed 23 bags of trash from the watershed, including a large plastic crate and an old, broken fishing pole. I was inspired by the words of fellow volunteers when I asked what they were finding. “We are finding a lot of Styrofoam. I am never buying Styrofoam again!” said Khara, volunteering with her daughter who is a high school student in Virginia.

“There are so many food wrappers; we should really be considering biodegradable options… You can learn a lot about people from the trash,” said Erik, a volunteer with Campfire Scouts. Erik said, “This is a great activity for kids because it is so simple, and it gets them outside.”

A group of Bowie State students were strongly represented. “It was something we could do together as a group.”

Ranger Stephanie Marrone was our cleanup leader. Marrone is very knowledgeable about the history of the park and is a wonderful steward of the land.

Thank you for volunteering! A cleanup saves animals, improves water quality and beautifies the park. I highly encourage everyone to participate in a trash cleanup; it is an eye opening experience.

Join us for the next Shoreline Sweep Up on January 3rd, 2016. Contact Hannah at [email protected] or by phone at 202.417.3524 with questions or to volunteer.

If you would like to learn more about Oxon Cove Park and Oxon Hill Farm, please check out this article from the National Parks Magazine!

AFF Executive Director Lori Arguelles is a guest on Kojo Nnamdi Show Nov. 30

November 29th, 2015

Lori Arguelles joins fellow panelists Tommy Wells, Director, D.C. Department of Energy and Environment and Patty Rose, Director, Greenspace, to discuss what it means for organizations who are “going green.” From little changes — recycling, paperless transactions — to structure-wide improvements like LEED certification, every little effort counts. But only a handful of structures in the U.S. are certified “Living Buildings” — those that meet the strictest eco-friendly building standards in the world. Now, after a decade-long construction process, a new education center in Prince George’s County is attempting to achieve “Living Building” status. Kojo learns how this net-zero energy, carbon-neutral structure came to life, and finds out how the District’s own plans for supergreen affordable homes and sustainable buildings could impact residents and the environment.  Listen to the recording

Annual Holiday Open House

12/13/2015
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Annual Holiday Open House
Alice Ferguson Foundation, Accokeek MD