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ACCOKEEK FOUNDATION INC

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A chick is born!

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Hog island sheep are only one of the heritage breeds we work to preserve

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Onions for the CSA

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Red devon cattle, another one of our heritage breeds, at the Charles County Fair

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National Colonial Farm

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CSA Program harvest

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A school tour explores the farm

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A baby lamb takes its first steps

The Accokeek Foundation serves as an outdoor classroom for educational programs, research, agricultural, and conservation projects.

Founded in 1957 to protect the view from George Washington’s Mount Vernon across the Potomac River, the Accokeek Foundation was one of the nation’s first land trusts. The Foundation continues land conservation efforts to ensure continued protection of the viewshed and working landscapes.

The Foundation also manages the National Colonial Farm, a living history museum established in 1958 which depicts a Maryland middling family farm on the eve of the American Revolution. Through heritage breed livestock and seed saving programs, nearly extinct heirloom crops and animals are preserved for future generations.

The Center for Agricultural and Environmental Stewardship was created in 2008 to teach and inspire people to use principles and practices of sustainability in agriculture and everyday life. The CAES offers workshops, field days, presentations, community forums, and guided tours covering topics ranging from sustainable agriculture to green living, environmental science, and local food.

Established in 1991, the Foundation’s organic Ecosystem Farm emphasizes the future of agriculture as farmers learn the tools of a new trade and practice sustainable use of natural resources.

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Organization Information

ACCOKEEK FOUNDATION INC
3400 BRYAN POINT RD
ACCOKEEK, MD 20607

Phone
(301) 283-2113

Web
http://www.accokeek.org

Email
accofound@accokeek.org

Mission
The Accokeek Foundation serves as an outdoor classroom for educational programs, research, agricultural, and conservation projects.

EIN 526037288

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