Hard Bargain Farm is located at the Alice Ferguson Foundation Environmental Center at Piscataway Park. From the rolling hills to the river shoreline, the Alice Ferguson Foundation shares the wonder and excitement of the farm, woodlands, wetlands, and waterways of the Potomac River watershed with thousands of students, teachers, and citizens every year. Hard Bargain Farm Environmental Center programs facilitate rich outdoor-based experiences for appreciation, awareness, and lifelong stewardship of our natural environment.
Hard Bargain Farm Environmental Center’s education program for elementary and middle school students is designed to promote understanding and stewardship of the natural resources in the Potomac River watershed and the legacy of farming in southern Maryland. Courses at Hard Bargain Farm immerse students in various field studies involving fun and innovative hands-on activities and field investigations designed to engage all learning styles.
Hard Bargain Farm also offers annual professional development opportunities for teachers and environmental education practitioners. During institutes and workshops, teachers become “students”, actively exploring our curriculum and field studies by participating in hands-on activities, models, and conducting in depth field study investigations amid diverse habitats on the farm and in nearby Piscataway National Park.
They have an upcoming open house for homeschoolers on August 15th. Be sure to check it out!
2301 Bryan Point Rd, Accokeek, MD 20607