A Walk in the Park: Springtime Meanderings

Some days it’s just too BEAUTIFUL to be stuck indoors. Today was one of those days–mid 70s and sunny with a slight breeze. Perfect! So I grabbed the camera and headed out for one of my walks in the park. With 6 walking trails and the pedestrian roads connecting the Visitor Center to the barnyard, there are many routes to choose from. Usually I’ll opt for one of the trails; however today I wanted to see what was happening down on the colonial site.

Pic of the Week Caption Contest

One of our favorite things to do at the farm is to take photos — lots and lots of photos! From the barnyard and the colonial site to the river and the gardens and fields, the farm offers a lot of subjects for photography (or any art medium for that matter).

We often have such a good time thinking about fun and sometimes funny captions for many of the photographs that we thought, why should we have all the fun?

So, we ask you (our faithful followers) to join in on a Caption Contest.  Starting NOW, we’ll post a recently shot photo or “Pic” every other week for you to enjoy.  Fans can submit their best caption ideas to the Accokeek Foundation “panel”, which will review entries and select a winner. The winning caption will be posted in the following week’s eNewsletter.

Here is last week’s Pic with an example caption… (just to help you to get your creative juices flowing).

April Launch of Sprouts - Seeds and Spinach
If Jackson Pollock can do it, so can I
–(your name could go here)
Are you ready? After the jump, this week’s Pic is of two of our newest additions to the Heritage breed Hog Island sheep herd…

Seeing Green on the Silver Screen: Free Summer Film Series

This summer, the Accokeek Foundation Center for Agricultural and Environmental Stewardship will launch a film series that spotlights seven remarkable stories of sustainable agriculture and environmental conservation. Each of these free events will be held at the Accokeek Foundation Education Center in Piscataway Park—a lush landscape through which flows the stream of environmental history. Indeed,…

Spring Launch of Sprouts

With the sun out and the earth warm, it seems the time is right for all of us—adults and children alike—to get outside. Indeed, encouraging children to spend time walking a nature trail or digging their hands into the dark soil of a garden bed can instill at an early age an appreciation of the…