University of Maryland Extension

Fifth Annual Grow It Eat It (GIEI) Open House

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Photo by Robin Ritterhoff

The Montgomery County Master Gardeners, part of University of Maryland Extension, will host a GIEI Spring Open House on Sunday, May 1, 2016, 12:00 pm–4:00 pm at the Montgomery County Extension, Agricultural History Farm Park, 18410 Muncaster Road, Derwood, MD. Click here to view the brochure. Activities are available for both adults and children. Learn how to grow your own food! Most parts of the event are FREE, although donations are appreciated.

Take a class, visit the garden, meet with Master Gardener consultants to discuss your gardening plans, attend demonstrations, pick up a free composting bin, view a beekeeping frame, and build a bamboo trellis. You can join a seed swap (bring your own seeds to exchange), help your children participate in gardening activities, and visit the plant sale sponsored by many local suppliers.

Take a class on one of the following topics (most are free without any registration; classes with an * require a fee and preregistration):  Basic Vegetable Gardening, Growing Backyard Berries, Hydroponic Gardening, Growing Tomatoes, Asian Vegetables, Edible Flowers, Soil Improvement, Edible Plant Propagation*, Badge programs for Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and children*.

*Class preregistration and fee: vegetable-gardening-classes-and-events

 Click here for the day's schedule of events.

Montgomery County Master Gardeners is a program of the University of Maryland Extension. Please visit our website at  master-gardeners for program descriptions. For more information, call the Extension office at 301-590-9638.


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