Upcoming Events


 May 9, 11am-12pm: Toddler Sensory Tour at Eco-City Farms

Toddlers and parents are invited to explore and engage with nature through a tour of ECO City’s urban farm in Edmonston, Md. We will touch, smell, and sometimes taste all phases of our vegetable production from worms to roots and greens. We may even be lucky and get a visit from our farm cat, Rosie, and our ducks.

Deborah Wren has been the manager at ECO City Farms at Edmonston for just over a year. Having grown up on a family-run dairy farm in Upstate New York, she has always spent her days outdoors loving nature. Now that she has started her own family, she realizes even more the importance of engaging our youth with nature and all the wonders it has to offer.



May 24, 2pm-3pm: Fruit Tree Growing in the Mid-Atlantic (Washington DC Region)

From paw paws to peaches, discover the fruit trees that grow best in our region. This talk is especially suited to those gardeners lacking growing space or live in urban areas.

Kathy Jentz is Editor, Publisher and Founder of Washington Gardener Magazine. Kathy is a life-long gardener from a family of farmers and dedicated gardeners. Currently, she is President of the Silver Spring Garden Club and on the board of several other clubs and organizations. You can read Kathy’s work in the Washington Examiner and Washington Woman in addition to regular guest spots on Channel 9, Channel 4 and WAMU radio.

Washington Gardener magazine, the gardening publication published specifically for the local metro area — zones 6-7 — Washington DC and its suburbs. We sent out our premiere issue in March/April 2005 and we are now about to be celebrating our 10th anniversary.


 May 30, 1pm-pm: Coldframe & Germination Chamber Building Workshop

Join Farmer Colin to learn how to build cold frames, germination chambers, and other season extension structures you can replicate at your own home. Colin is the farm manager at ECO City Farms at Bladensburg.

June 5th, 6pm-8pm: Forklift First Fridays

(also on July 3, August 7, September 4)Come join us every First Friday between May and September for lively entertainment, crafts, food, beer and wine!On June 5th, The Iris Bell will kick-off the event at 6pm. Their homey Americana melodies will warm your heart as you sit sipping your craft brew at one of our vintage tabletops. Town Center Market will be featuring some great brews at great prices–$3.50 a glass!adrienneprice

We will also be joined by artist vendors from the Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance. Sally Ann Rogers will be returning with her beautiful beaded and glass jewelry while South Africa-born Adrienne Price, a visual artist, illustrator, and Twitter enthusiast will offer art prints and candles.

June 6, 2pm-3pm: DIY Masonry Retaining Walls Workshop

Come on by and learn to build masonry retaining walls! This class will be covering everything from preparation and supplies to tools, equipment and techniques. Folks of all levels of experience are welcome and encouraged to attend.

This workshop will include a question and answer session for all attendees as well as an opportunity to get specific project advice from the experts!

GL Barnhart Construction is a home repair and small construction company with three main focus areas: carpentry, masonry, and iron/steel work. Quality, responsiveness, and great customer service are among our top priorities.
Started in 1997 as a father and son business focusing on home improvement and small commercial renovations, today the company focuses on modern renovations, historic restorations, and construction work in the Capitol Hill area of Washington, DC.

June 7, 2pm-3pm: DIY Concrete Counter Top or Umbrella Stand

Have you ever wanted to use concrete as a medium, but just didn’t know where to start? Learn to work with concrete so you can start to use it more comfortably. We will learn to create molds that can work for counter tops, umbrella stands, or planters. Learn the process from the first steps to the final product.

Ryan has been working on projects since he was 8 years old. He joined his dad on weekend projects. He has grown to love working with wood, concrete and patio pavers focusing on reusing or repurposing used materials. He has transformed his house into a home one project at a time.

June 13, 2pm-3pm: Do-it-Yourself Home Carpentry

Save the Date! Details to be announced.

June 27, 2pm-3pm: Top Home Improvements for Adding the Most Value to your Home

Learn about the top home improvement projects that will add the most value to your home. Topics will include both updates to your home’s interior as well as the exterior curb appeal. You’ll also get helpful home maintenance tips that will help you maintain your home’s features and systems. Learn from local contractors and one of the area’s top producing real estate agents.

Robyn Porter recently purchased a farm as a second home. The farm pre-dates 1846 and the farmhouse was once a log-cabin. She has been restoring the home, giving it contemporary comforts yet keeping historic details. Her home renovations combined with her extensive real estate experience give her a keen perspective on home improvements and

As a licensed REALTOR with more than 11 years experience, Robyn helps people make sense of the home buying and selling process. The Internet and social networks offer people vast resources of advice and information on homes for sale, pricing, neighborhoods, and more. But how to use that information to buy or sell a home is often confusing. Robyn helps people interpret the timelines, checklists, and charts to determine how it applies to a specific home buyer or seller. This helps her clients make informed decisions when faced with many real estate choices. Robyn is a consistent Top Producer with W.C. & A.N. Miller’s Bethesda, Maryland All-Points office. She is ranked #4 company-wide in total number of settled transactions in 2014.