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Carroll County

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Native Plants

ELDERSBURG LIBRARY NATIVE GARDEN Contact: Sharon Row at therows@comcast.net or 410-635-2612 In May 2007, Master Gardeners and Tom Sheets, a volunteer who continues to support the annual mulching efforts, gathered to plant the native garden at the Eldersburg Library. Since then, the Master Gardeners...

Pollinators

LINTON SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MONARCH RESEARCH GARDEN The Linton Springs Monarch Research Garden at LSES operates from May until mid November. This garden was established for students to study/observe and conduct research on the life cycle of monarch butterflies. Weekly research during the...

Bay-Wise

A growing group of Master Gardeners work on a wide variety of activities to help reduce pollutants flowing into our backyard treasure, the Chesapeake Bay. In order to increase interest in this important endeavor, we are focusing on the quality of water in our streams with a new theme: Our...

Grow It Eat It

SYKESVILLE COMMUNITY GARDEN MAIN STREET, SYKESVILLE, MD The Sykesville Community Garden was established in 2012 as a way for the local community to get involved in gardening activities. It is an educational garden for children and adults where everyone shares in the work, reward of planting and...

Ask a Master Gardener

The Carroll County Master Gardeners are available at various times and locations around the county to answer your questions. Check our calendar of events to find a time and place near you.

Basic Training

What are the Master Gardeners? The Master Gardener Program of Maryland was established in 1978 by the University of Maryland Extension (UME) to create a group of volunteers dedicated to sharing UME horticulture and pest management best practices with the general public. There are currently Master...

Growing Malting Barley in Maryland

The University of Maryland Extension has partnered with local businesses to research the practicalities and economics of growing barley in Maryland for malting. After it is grown, barley must be malted so that sugars can be extracted for use in the brewing industry. In this video Bryan Butler,...

Hops in Maryland

In an effort to support the new and rapidly growing brewing industry in Maryland, 24 varieties of hops have been established at the University of Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station in Keedysville, Maryland. Although not the first hops planting on a research farm, this planting is about ½ acre...

Grow It Eat It - Winter 2016

Learn How to Grow Your Own Food Do You Want To: Eat fresh organic food? Get more exercise? Reduce stress and improve your health? Be more self-reliant? Have fun? The Carroll County Master Gardeners can show you how to: start plants from seed, grow vegetables, fruits, herbs, and salad greens, save...

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