ECO City Farms Needs Help After Wind Damage

ECO City Farms was damaged by the severe windstorm this weekend and is asking for donations and volunteer help to rebuild.

The community-supported agriculture program, which has urban farms right off of Route 1 in Edmonston, and Bladensburg, saw its solar hoophouses and crops badly damaged by several days of high wind.

“We still need supplies, money and help in order to recover,” it wrote on a Facebook post yesterday. “Please consider making a contribution of money and time in the next few weeks as we work to recover and produce food for our community.”

ECO City Farms, which won Best Community Supported Agriculture in the Hyattsville Wire’s Best of Route 1 reader poll in 2017, grows vegetables without chemical fertilizers, chemical-based or non-organic treatments, herbicides, pesticides or fungicides. All produce is Certified Naturally Grown.

The urban farm partners with area retailers and restaurants who sell its product such as MilkBoy ArtHouse, which offers the Eco City Salad, an ever-changing dish using fresh ingredients newly harvested from Eco City Farms.

Since ECO City is a nonprofit, any donations would count as charitable deductions when you file next year’s taxes.

To donate, you can send a check made out to ECO City Farms to 6010 Taylor Road, Riverdale, MD 20737. You can also donate online by going to this page.

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