The Accokeek Foundation promotes sustainable agriculture and agroforestry through inclusive, hands-on visitor engagement, scholarly research, and presentations. The Foundation’s educational programs incorporate community needs, historical context, indigenous knowledge, and farmer expertise.
Agriculture Conservation Corps
The Agriculture Conservation Corps (ACC) program offers an introduction to varying aspects of sustainable agriculture, from animal husbandry to production farming, all while providing a local historical context.
Developed in partnership with the William S. Schmidt Outdoor Education Center and Prince George’s County Public Schools, the ACC is a 7-week summer workforce development program engaging teens and young adults in farm management and self-sufficiency. Program participants acquire transferable career skills while gaining an understanding of environmental issues, critical thinking, and entrepreneurship in urban farming.
ACC is now a host organization for Prince George’s County Youth@Work Summer Youth Enrichment Program. Youth@Work SYEP funds summer jobs for Prince George’s County youth ages 15-19.