University of Maryland Extension

Learn to Build Raised Beds for a Garden with UME Baltimore City Master Gardeners

When: 
Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Where: 
Cylburn Arboretum
Address: 
4915 Greenspring Rd
Baltimore, MD 21209
United States
Event Type: 
Presenter: 
UME Baltimore City Master Gardeners
Description/Notes: 

Learn to Build Raised Beds for a Garden

Taught by UME Baltimore City Master Gardeners

9:30am - 12:30pm  Come prepared to get sweaty and work!

This is a hands-on learning opportunity!  The Baltimore City Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, affectionately called the "DIG," is getting ready for spring.  This year we are installing raised beds. 

This workshop will be held outside the Cylburn Greenhosue Classroom in the DIG. So please dress for the weather!

If you garden in Baltimore City, or any City for that matter, raised beds are a common way to garden that increases acessibility for those who have trouble bending, and can be a solution for those who want to garden but their in-ground soil lead levels are high and risky. 

According to UME's Home Garden Information Center there are many other advantages of Raised Bed gardening too:

Advantages of Raised Beds

  • Warms up quickly in spring;
  • Drains well;
  • Increases available rooting area;
  • Less compaction and erosion because you never walk in the planting area; and
  • Provides greater yields per unit area due to high fertility and increased root growth.

See more information from UME's Home Garden Information Center Below:

http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/learn/raised-beds

http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/learn/materials-building-raised-beds

Join us on April 21st at 9:30am and let's build and learn together!

Sign up here: https://raisedbedgardeningbaltimorecitymastergardeners.eventbrite.com

Cost: 
Free
Contact: 
Erin Mellenthin
Contact Email: 
emelle@umd.edu
Contact Phone: 
410-856-1850
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