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Community Minute: Organic farm provides employment for adults with disabilties

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Red Wiggler Community Farm provides employment for adults with developmental disabilities on their 12-acre farm in Clarksburg, Md. These employees, called Growers by the organization, grow vegetables, maintain fields, facilities, and equipment, and sell produce to customers. The farm also provides volunteer opportunities to local youth and adults, fostering interaction and understanding for both adults with disabilities and the environment. Red Wiggler Community Farm is a USDA Certified Organic farm and maintains the natural ecosystem around their property as part of their commitment to the environment and sustainability.

For more information, contact:
Red Wiggler Community Farm
P.O. Box 968
Clarksburg, MD 20871
301-916-2216
info@redwiggler.org

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