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Sophia takes the White House Kitchen Garden Tour

Authored by Sophia Maravell; Founder Of Brickyard Educational Farm
Sun, Oct 14 2012

       Did you know that Brickyard Educational Farm is only 16 miles from the White House? We personally see this as a plus (despite the traffic), because of the national debate that is happening around sustainable agriculture and food security. For instance, as California is voting to label GMO’s, we here at BEF are in the heart of our nations capital, preserving seed in DC’s urban fringe.

Sophia Attends NIFTI in Preparation for our Incubator Program

Authored by Sophia Maravell; Founder Of Brickyard Educational Farm
Wed, Oct 3 2012

October 3, 2012

Today the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project hosted the first day of the National Incubator Farm Training Initiative (NIFTI) conference.  The three-day conference started out in Lowell, Massachusetts, and will eventually end at the Intervale Center in Burlington, Vermont.  The conference is designed to help organizations, like Brickyard Educational Farm, start, hone, or further develop their own farm incubator program. 

Georgetown Day School Students Learn the Importance of Persuasive Writing with Sophia Maravell

Authored by Sophia
Fri, Sep 28 2012

Today I was a guest speaker at Sarah Redmond’s 11th grade English class at Georgetown Day School. Sarah visited Brickyard Educational Farm to volunteer this summer with a service learning group made up of GDS teachers, and students from various high schools in DC. When Sarah asked me to speak to her persuasive writing class, I was excited to connect two subjects, English and Agriculture, that are not obviously related.