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5 Steps to a Chesapeake Bay-Friendly Landscape

Most Maryland residents live within a half-mile of a storm drain, stream or river. Most of those waterways eventually drain into the Chesapeake Bay. What we do to maintain our own landscapes can affect the health of our local waterways (drainage ditches, streams, and rivers), the Chesapeake Bay,...

Master Gardener Basic Training Course

Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2017 - 5:30pm to Tuesday, May. 23, 2017 - 8:30pm
UME - Garrett County Office Meeting Room
Are you interested in serving your community and learning more about home gardening? A Master Gardener is someone who is eager to learn and ready to better the community through volunteering. The Master Gardener program began in 1978 as a way of extending horticulture and pest management services...

Why so little yellow shoulders in tomatoes this year?

Typical yellow shoulders problem in tomatoes
Normally at this time of year, I’d be writing about how bad yellow shoulders and other fruit ripening problems are in Maryland tomatoes. But this has been a strange season with May weather in March and March weather in May, which caused a great deal of catfacing problems this year. However, except...

Other Fruit Problems with 2016 Tomato Crop

Shade cloth over a section of tomato row
Many of our tomatoes this summer look pretty ugly and is what I’d like to talk about this week. Some of the ugliness is due to high levels of gold fleck (Fig. 1). Gold fleck is caused by calcium crystals being deposited in the epidermal layers of the fruit when certain varieties are under stress...

Master Gardener Basic Training Course - School Gardens/Child Activities

Monday, Aug. 8, 2016 - 9:00am to Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 - 4:00pm
Northern Outreach Center, Grantsville MD
Focus on School Gardens & Child Friendly Gardening Activities Register by July 22nd - need 10 people to hold training 1 Week Course - August 8th - 12th, 2016 9:00am to 4:00pm Cost: $140.00 Northern Outreach Center - Garrett College. Grantsville, MD Those with MD Teaching Certificate can receive...

Horticulture Field Day

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Northern Outreach Center of Garrett College
Horticulture Field Day October 17, 2015, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm Northern Outreach Center of Garrett College Cost is $25 and includes light breakfast and lunch Please join University of Maryland Extension-Allegany and Garrett Counties, for a day of learning. Available class topics include technical...

Want to Become A Master Gardener?

Thursday, Sep. 3, 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Garrett County Extension Office Meeting Room
University of Maryland Extension in Garrett County announces Master Gardener Basic Training consisting of 13 classes at the Garrett County Office located in Mt. Lake Park, MD. The course will begin September 3, 2015 and will be every Thursday afternoon (1-4 pm) through November 19th. After...
When Baltimore County resident Lisa Airey wanted to make jelly from the crabapple trees on her property in Monkton, she knew she had to do some thorough research first. Were the crabapples edible or...

Small space vegetable gardens: How to get a lot from a little

Monday, Jun. 1, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Baltimore County Center for MD Agriculture
Small space vegetable gardens: How to get a lot from a little Growing your own food doesn’t have to require acres of land. With a little sunlight and the proper guidance, even apartment-dwellers can experience homegrown goodness. Even if you have abundant space, growing more from a smaller area...

Growing a work of art (container gardens)

Monday, May. 4, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Baltimore County Center for MD Agriculture
Marilyn Sparks Growing a work of art (container gardens) Learn the basics of planters from the ground up. Choices of soil mix, container use, and plant material all effect the performance and aesthetics of your planter. Marilyn Sparks will bring you soil recipes, ideas on container choices, and...


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