“The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life.”
― Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture
During the week, attorney Ross and photographer Leah seem like your everyday DC couple. But once the workday ends, Ross and Leah don their Carhharts, and begin “Working Over Thyme” at their true passion: growing the freshest produce in greater DC.
Working Over Thyme Farm (WOT) is a Certified Naturally Grown market garden located just one-hour south of Washington, DC in Southern Maryland on the banks of the beautiful Patuxent River. Founded by Ross and Leah in 2012, WOT prides itself on its intensive organic vegetable and fruit production and offers its produce via farmers markets and a CSA. By utilizing cover crops, compost, and natural biological cycles, WOT produces fantastic-tasting and nutrient-dense produce by utilizing both tried-and-true farming techniques and innovative best practices.