University of Maryland Extension

Community Garden Training for MGs

Date: Saturday, September 12
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Center for Educational Partnership
Sheridan Street Community Garden
Field of Greens Community Garden
6200 Sheridan Street
Riverdale (Prince George's County)

Registration Deadline: September 5

For more information and to register

Registration Fee: $40.00

This class will count as 7 hours of continuing education and also towards the Advanced Vegetable Gardening Certificate

Class Description:
Community gardens are springing up everywhere and folks new to vegetable gardening are trying to learn numerous skills. MGs need to know how to support Community Gardeners' efforts -- both by understanding the community gardening process and rules, and by advising and demonstrating best management practices in the garden.

This training incorporates two practicum activities and two panel discussions.  The practicums will be held in the Sheridan Street Community Garden and the Field of Greens Community Garden.  

Panel #1 will cover community garden rules and regulations, funding, startup, policies, identifying partners, infrastructure, fencing, and design.  

Panel #2 will cover weed identification, IPM, pests, rodents, food safety, garden safety, pesticides, soil testing, organic policies, and composting.

In order to facilitate learning, registrants will be asked to specify particular questions that they would like answered during the two panel discussions.  Registrants of the class will have the opportunity to submit their questions on the Eventbrite class registration form.

Panelists include:
Jennifer Fairfax -- Program Assistant, Center for Educational Partnership, UME; PG Co MG
Gül Güleryüz -- Planner Coordinator, M-NCPPC
Ryan Moore -- Leader for Pigtown Community Garden; Baltimore City MG
Michelle Nelson -- Coordinator, Center for Educational Partnership
Kelley Oklesson -- Program Manager, the Neighborhood Design Center
Kent Phillips -- Leader of the CG Plant Clinics for Howard County; Howard County MG
Jon Traunfeld -- Director of HGIC; Extension Specialist; State MG Coordinator

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