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Welcome to Charles County Master Gardeners Online

The mission of the Charles County Master Gardeners is to provide outreach education to the public on environmental horticulture — gardening practices that focus on protecting our environment.
 
We are a part of University of Maryland Extension in Charles County.

We are trained volunteers, qualified to inform residents about horticulture practices that will help prevent environmental damage,  such as:

  • Reducing runoff and erosion
  • Finding alternatives to pesticides and herbicides
  • Discouraging the use of invasive plants
  • Choosing plants that are appropriate to their location
  • Determining soil quality by soil testing and other methods
  • Eliminating or reducing high-maintenance areas in cultivated landscapes
  • Minimizing paved surfaces wherever possible
  • Following practices that contribute to building healthy landscapes

We will help you learn ways to garden more sustainably by:

We use a variety of activities to provide horticulture information:

  • Working with schools on environmental education and landscaping projects
  • Holding plant clinics for the public
  • Designing landscapes for public areas
  • Providing educational exhibits at local events
  • Advising individual residents and businesses on landscaping issues

          

For more information about our activities, please click on Projects on the side menu. To learn about becoming a Master Gardener, click on How to Become a CCMG on the side menu.Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter  Share on Digg  Share This ShareThis

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