"Building a future rooted in history."

 

 Photo of Wyoming 11/14. Taken during planting of cedrus libani on left. 

Photo of Wyoming 11/14. Taken during planting of cedrus libani on left. 

Our Mission

We believe the restoration of historic Wyoming house and the creation of a pick your own chestnut and pawpaw orchard helps the community by creating fellowship by sharing in traditional agriculture. Through historic preservation, food production, and animal care, individuals are given exposure to the problems and tools of the past and future, empowering the Nation's Capital to improve the present. 

 Photo looking down road at both barns. 

Photo looking down road at both barns. 

Our goals

We aim to have Wyoming house fully restored by her 300th birthday in 2029.  Following the establishment of the chestnut and pawpaw orchard, we aim to create a fully integrated polycultural farm incorporating smaller crops and livestock into the system. Community interaction will include events on the farm celebrating harvests, and educational workshops where traditions, old and new, will be exchanged. 

 Wyoming circa 1930 courtesy of Historic American Building Survey. The logging shown in this photo is evidence of the historic need for diversification on farms. 

Wyoming circa 1930 courtesy of Historic American Building Survey. The logging shown in this photo is evidence of the historic need for diversification on farms. 

The Method

We look to the tradition of native americans, colonists, and traditional farmers everywhere to inspire our methods.  Building a community focused on the land and the people is the means and the goal. Establishing a pick your own fruit and nut orchard will encourage visitors to come to the farm providing the opportunity to learn more about the history of the Prince George's county, and each other. Under this collective goal of agricultural tourism, collaboration and innovation follow in how to better serve each other, and will include art exhibits, educational workshops, and traditional sporting events.

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