University of Maryland Extension

Spring

Five Ways to Ring in Spring with Cleaner Water

Spring is a time of rejuvenation, getting your hands dirty in the soil, and performing routine maintenance around the exterior of your home. Here are five great ways to spruce up your home while helping clean the water heading to your local stream. 1. Plant Native Plants Native plants are beautiful...

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...

Bay Wise Conservation Landscaping

Thursday, Apr. 23, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Belmont Carriage House Conference Room
Learn how to be 'Bay Wise' and help stop the pollution of the Chesapeake Bay, the Patapsco River and the closest stream near your home. Learn how some simple changes to your property can make all the difference in helping to save the bay! To register, go to http://www.patapscoheritagegreenway.org/...

Rain Barrel Workshop

Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Belmont Carriage House Conference Room
Thinking about installing a rain barrel on your property? Come to this presentation to learn about what is involved in the benefits of using a rain barrel. See a sample of a simple rain barrel. Rain barrels built by our sister watershed group the Gunpowder Conservancy are available for purchase,...

Rain Garden Workshop

Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Benjamin Bannker Park & Museum’s Conference Room
Thinking about installing a rain garden in your yard? Come to this presentation to learn about what is involved in building a successful rain garden. Take a walking tour of the park area to see examples of native plants appropriate for inclusion in rain gardens. To register, go to http://www...

The H2O Summit

Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 - 9:30am to 4:00pm
Silver Spring, MD
The H2O Summit is a free, annual event celebrating water and our actions to keep it clean. The Summit features educational workshops throughout the day and a fun-filled, family-friendly green expo and festival in the afternoon, providing you with the knowledge to make water conscious decisions and...
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