Urban Agriculture

 

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The Urban Agriculture Department of University of Maryland Extension-Baltimore City strives to provide the most current research-supported methods for growing food, ornamentals, environmentally friendly, and native plants in Baltimore City.  

If you are thinking about becoming an urban farmer, starting a community or a school garden, or just want to increase your knowledge base about home gardening, then University of Maryland Extension- Baltimore City (UME-BC) can help! 

 

UME-Baltimore City offers several training programs for Maryland residents. 

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Urban farmer program

Neith Little is the local Extension Educator for urban agriculture. Her role is to support urban farmers through technical assistance and educational programs.

  • To stay up-to-date with Baltimore City’s urban farming program, please subscribe to the newsletter here.
  • To see what educational events are coming up in Baltimore and nearby, please click here.
  • To see what online educational resources University of Maryland Extension offers, please see our Useful Links here.
  • For other questions, please contact Neith Little: 410-856-1850 x123 nglittle@umd.edu

 

Baltimore City Master Gardeners Program

Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who educate Maryland residents about safe, effective, and sustainable horticultural practices that build healthy gardens, landscapes, and communities. Erin Mellenthin is the Master Gardener Coordinator for Baltimore City. To learn more about the Master Gardeners in Baltimore City, click here.

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The Home and Garden Information Center

The Home and Garden Information Center is University of Maryland’s online resource for home gardeners, with a wealth of helpful information and a responsive Ask an Expert service. Click here for The Home and Garden Information Center. 

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For more information, contact Neith Little, Urban Agriculture Extension Educator, 410-856-1850 x123 or nglittle@umd.edu 
Last updated: 12/29/16

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