The Farm at Walker-Jones

Taking Root Next to Northwest One

Image of Girl GardeningOur library is a part of the same complex as DCPS's Walker-Jones Education Campus, a Pre-K through 8th grade school.  Since we opened our doors eight months ago we have seen Walker-Jones staff and students come to the library every day - even over the Summer!  We love having a school so close to the library and we were very excited to hear about their newest project - a school farm!

The Farm at Walker Jones is on the corner of New Jersey Ave NW and K St NW - a stone's throw away from Northwest One. Farm staff and community volunteers started working on the land two weeks ago. We are looking forward to helping the farm grow and witnessing the positive impact it has on the Walker-Jones community!

Here are some great new books related to organic farming and gardening - come check them out!

Organic manifesto: how organic farming can heal our planet, feed the world, and keep us safe
By Maria Rodale with a foreword by Eric Scholosser

Organic farming: everything you need to know
By Peter V. Fossel

The organic farming manual: a comprehensive guide to starting and running a certified organic farm
By Ann Larkin Hansen

The complete compost gardening guide:banner batches, grow heaps, comforter compost, and other amazing techniques for saving time and money, and producing the most flavorful, nutritious vegetables ever
By Barbara Pleasant & Deborah L. Martin.

Mini farming : self sufficiency on a 1/4 acre
By Brett L. Markham.

Find out more about The Farm at Walker Jones at their website and follow them on twitter.