Red Wiggler staff and growers were considered "essential" from day one of the shutdown. They are running on all cylinders – increasing vegetable harvests for the Neighbors in Need (pre-COVID, Farm to Food Bank) program and developing new partners in their hyper-local community of Clarksburg/Damascus and Germantown. Harvests began in April and will continue through December, helping to address the serious food shortage faced by many families during the pandemic. Initially, Red Wiggler staggered its growers – individuals with disabilities who gain confidence, social skills, and a paycheck by weeding, planting beds, harvesting, and selling – so that they, like the rest of us, could learn to work while social distancing. As things opened up, more growers and volunteers returned to this certified organic farm to get the farming and harvesting done and distributed: their work is more critical now than ever.
Headquarters: MD-Montgomery County
Where They Operate: MD-Montgomery County; MD-Frederick County; Upper Montgomery County
Age Groups Served: Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+)
Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic; Other
Population(s) Served: Disabled; Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; Students
Notes: Red Wiggler works with both public and private school kids through its service learning program.
Awards & Recognition
- So Farm, So Good
Wed Jul 25 2007
Seeds of art and diversity grow at Red Wiggler Farm - and the Montgomery county Farm Tour puts them on display.
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- The current budget for Red Wiggler Community Farm is: $500k to $1 million
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