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The Charles Koiner Center for Urban Farming (DBA: CKC Farming) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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2019 COMMUNITY EVENTS

CONES 4 KOINER: A FRIENDSRAISER AT PLNT BURGER

Monday, November 24 & Tuesday, November 25 from 6:00-8:00pm at

PLNT Burger (located inside the Silver Spring Whole Foods)

Say "Cones for Koiner" at check out to get a free small cone with your burger.  Plus, 20% of proceeds from 6:00pm-8:00pm on Monday the 24th and Tuesday the 25th will be donated to CKC Farming.  This is a great opportunity to grab an easy weeknight dinner, support your local nonprofit, and check a few items off your Thanksgiving shopping list.  PLNT Burger is a local vegan restaurant located inside the Silver Spring Whole Foods.  Click here for more details.

 

LUNCH AND FARMTOUR FOR VETERANS WITH ARCADIA

Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 1:00am-2:30pm at Koiner Farm

Arcadia’s Veteran Farmer Program is a multilayered, hands-on educational program that develops new farmers; capitalizes on the growing market in local, sustainably grown foods; and encourages entrepreneurship and job creation.  The Veteran Farmers will be joining us at Koiner Farm for lunch, farm tour and discussion on making land more affordable for urban farming.

 

AUTUMN VOLUNTEER DAY

Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 10:00am-12:00pm at Koiner Farm

Every Spring and Fall CKC hosts a volunteer day for the community to come and work in the garden beds at Koiner Farm.  This fall we will be clearing out some of our beds and laying cover crop, which will return nutrients to the soil.  Please RSVP to Kate at kate@ckcfarming.org if you plan to attend so that we can plan accordingly.  Thanks!

COMMUNITY FOOD RESCUE WEEK KICKS OFF AT KOINER FARM

Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 12:00pm-2:00pm at Koiner Farm

Since farms provide significant opportunities to reduce food waste, Koiner Farm is a great place to kick off Montgomery County's Community Food Rescue Week!  There will be a raffle, some light refreshments, a compost demonstration and a farm tour.  All are welcome!

COMPOST TRAINING WITH MASTER COMPOSTERS

Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 12:00-2:00pm at Koiner Farm

This year, the UMD-Extension Master Gardeners are partnering with CKC Farming to host their annual Fall Expo at the Silver Spring Library.  Stop by the Silver Spring Library for info on composting and then come on over to Koiner Farm (just 1 block from the library), where you will get to participate in hands-on compost activities - add browns and green, measure temps, turn hot piles, sift cooled compost, ask questions and more. 

FUTURE FEST WITH KID MUSEUM

Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 12:00pm-4:00pm at Veterans Plaza

CKC Farming will be exhibiting for the 3rd year in a row at KID Museum's annual fall festival, recently re-branded as, FutureFest!  Visitors to CKC's exhibit will get to help Koiner Farm establish its new pollinator garden by creating resting rocks for pollinators.  Our exhibit will be located at the corner of Fenton and Ellsworth, to the left of the KID Museum information booth.  Hope to see everyone this Sunday!

FAMILY FRIDAY ON THE FARM

Friday, June 28, 2019 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Koiner Farm

Join us for our Second Annual Family Friday at Koiner Farm.  We'll have live music, activities for the kids, and farm fresh produce for sale. Bring your picnic blanket and basket to enjoy a summer evening on the farm.

 

YARD SALE

Friday, June 21-22, 2019 from 7:00am-1:00pm at Koiner Farm

The CKC interns and volunteers have been hard at work this spring cleaning out Charlie's old garage; and they've found more than a few treasures along the way.  Stop by and check out century old farm tools, handmade farm boxes, antique cooking equipment, WWII chests and helmets, and so much more.  All proceeds benefit  CKC Farming.

 

EARTH DAY COMPOST BIN CONSTRUCTION

Monday, April 22, 2019 from 9:30am-11:30am at Koiner Farm

Calling all builders! Join us this Earth Day as we finalize the construction of our state-of-the-art, volunteer-built, 3-bin, hot compost system.  This 3-bin composter has been made possible with a grant from the Sierra Club.  The design and operation of the composter has been provided by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), UMD-Extension Master Gardeners, and the Montgomery County Food Council.  Volunteers are welcome to come help us put the finishing touches on the composter this Earth Day.  Please RSVP to kate@ckcfarming.org.

FARMER IN THE CLASSROOM 

Friday, April 12, 2019 from 9:00am-3:00pm at Piney Branch Elem

Thanks to the Crossroads Community Food Network for inviting the farmers at Koiner Farm to participate in "Farmer in the Classroom" with the 5th graders at Piney Branch Elementary.   We had a blast talking about bees and could not be more impressed by how much these students know about bees.  Can't wait for the Piney Branch students to come visit us at Koiner Farm this growing season!

SPRING VOLUNTEER DAY 

Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 10:00am-12:00pm at Koiner Farm

We are looking for several strong and energetic volunteers to help us spread compost and prepare the garden beds.  Please bring your own work gloves and water bottle.  If you would like to come help out, please RSVP to kate@ckcfarming.org.

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