Expanded Ecosystem Tour Introduces 4th Graders to the Natural Landscape of Piscataway Park

Last December, 4th grade students from Fort Washington Forest Elementary embarked onto the National Colonial Farm at Piscataway Park for an exploration of the site’s natural ecosystems. The Pumpkin Ash Trail Tour, which is all about observing nature–looking for it and listening to it–was added to the K-12 education program offerings last year. The students…

Press Announcement: Accokeek Foundation to Increase and Improve Public Access to the Potomac River at Piscataway Park with NPS Chesapeake Bay Office Investments

Accokeek, MD—The Accokeek Foundation was named as one of the 21 partner recipients of the National Park Service (NPS) Chesapeake Bay Office’s Fiscal Year 2012 Investments. Last Fall, the NPS Chesapeake Bay Office provided financial assistance for projects that address education, youth employment and stewardship programs, and public access and trail development in the Chesapeake…

Show Your Love for the Farm this Valentine’s Day

Be our valentine and show your love for the Accokeek Foundation’s 2013 lambs! With lambing (and calving) season quickly approaching, small gestures of love and kindness are needed in the form of in-kind donations of blankets, towels, sheets as well as bottle feeding supplies to help welcome these little loves into the world! Don’t hesitate! These supplies are…

Promises of New Life at the Farm

lamb newborn 100x100 pxFebruary 1st is the point mid-way between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox, marking the time when we begin to see the emerging signs of spring’s arrival. The lengthening days are becoming more obvious, some days seem bright and warm, and then the very next day the cold of winter returns as if it wants to hang about just a bit longer. But the anticipation of the new season and new beginnings is more than evident around the farm. This is an important time of preparation, and waiting, and more preparation–it’s the beginning of a new cycle of life, a new season!

Continue reading more about what the new season holds in store for us here at the farm, as Livestock Manager, Polly Festa prepares for her new arrivals…