University of Maryland Extension

2018 Events

Southern Maryland Urban Pest Management Conference

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
7:30am to 4:30pm
Baden Volunteer Fire Department
16608 Brandywine Road, Brandywine, MD 20613

Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification: Maryland, Wash. D.C. and Virginia Structural/Institutional, Public Health, Ornamentals/Turf/Right-of-Way

Recertification Categories Covered
MDA: 3A, 3C, 6, 7A, 7B, 7D, 8 and 10
DDOE: 3A, 3B, 5, 6, 7A, 7B, 7E, 11 and Mosquito
VDACS: 3A, 3B, 6, 7A, 7B, 8 and 60

Tentative Schedule
7:30 - 8:00 a.m.        Check in for Structural and Public Health   
8:00 - 10:15 a.m.      Structural
10:15 - 10:30 a.m.    Break / Check in for Ornamental/Turf/ Right-of-Way only
10:30 - 12:00 p.m.    All categories
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.      Lunch
1:00 - 1:45 p.m.        Regulatory updates–All Categories (a.m. attendees must stay for this session)
1:45 - 2:00 p.m.        Break / Check out for Structural and Public Health only
2:00 - 4:30 p.m.        Ornamental
4:30 p.m.                  Check out for all day attendees and Ornamental/Turf/Right-of-Way

Mail registration form with payment by Feb. 9, 2018 or
register and pay by credit card (no fee) using Eventbrite (link is external) (link is external)

For information on:

Conference program or about recertification coverage – contact Herb Reed at (link sends e-mail)

Registering for the event – contact Elizabeth Solis-McGarry at 301-934-5403 or (link sends e-mail)

Bad Weather - contact Liz Laher at (link sends e-mail)

$50/per person
Elizabeth Solis-McGarry
Contact Phone: 

Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program 2018

Tuesdays and Thursdays

February 27, 2018 - April 6, 2018

6:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

UME Calvert
30 Duke Street, Room 105
Prince Frederick, MD  20678

For more information call the Calvert County Extension office at 410-535-3662


What is a Master Gardener?


A Master Gardener is someone

    who has an interest in gardening.

    who wants to help others garden successfully.

    who has been trained by University of Maryland Extension faculty.

    who continues to acquire gardening knowledge by participating in advanced training classes.


How are Master Gardeners trained?


    Training classes are conducted by University of Maryland Extension specialists, educators, and other horticultural professionals.

    Topics covered:  Botany, Composting, Plant Diseases, Entomology, Weeds, Vegetable Gardening, Soils & Fertilizers, Herbaceous and Woody Perennials, and other subjects of horticultural interest.




    The cost is $175.00.  This pays for a Maryland Master Gardener Handbook ($69 value) and other materials and costs needed to teach and administer the program at the county and state level.

    In addition to the class, an application must be completed before acceptance as a Maryland Master Gardener Intern. MG Interns must provide 40 hours of volunteer service to the program within 12 months to become certified as a MG Volunteer.

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