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Tools for Extending the Growing Season

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Garrett College--Southern Outreach Center
Are you frustrated with the shorter growing season in Garrett County? Ever wonder how you can get the most out of your garden each year? Take this course to learn some common tools and ideas for getting your vegetables started earlier in the spring and how to keep them growing longer into the fall...

Small Fruit for the Home Garden

Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Garrett College--Northern Outreach Center, Grantsville, MD
Want to learn more about small fruits that will do great in your home garden? This course will cover blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, currants, and grapes.

Combined FSMA: Produce Safety & Food Safety Preventative Controls Training-Keedysville

Monday, Mar. 19, 2018 - 8:00am to Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 - 5:00pm
Western Maryland Research and Education Center
Combined FSMA PSA & FSPCA trainings 8:00AM – 5:00PM Western Maryland Research and Education Center 18330 Keedysville Rd., Keedysville, MD 21756 Who should attend? Farmers, growers and food processors who need to comply with the FSMA Produce Safety Rule, Preventive Controls Rule or both, who...

Victory Gardens - History & Planting One of Your Own

Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Garrett College--Southern Outreach Center
Also called liberty and then later victory gardens, President Woodrow Wilson encouraged Americans to plant these vegetable patches after food shortages hit a war-torn Europe in 1917. Learn how you can plant your own version of a victory garden by taking this short course.

It's No Bull - All About the Fertilizer

Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Garrett College--Southern Outreach Center
Learn about the nutrients that all plants need to thrive. This class will cover topics like proper soil sampling techniques, how to read a soil sample and figure out the proper types and amendments to use on your garden/lawn.

Edible Landscaping

Thursday, Apr. 19, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Garrett College--Northern Outreach Center, Grantsville, MD
Discover fun ways to add edible plants to your ornamental landscape planting.

Oh Deer, What Can the Matter Be?

Tuesday, May. 1, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Garrett College--Northern Outreach Center, Grantsville, MD
A course on managing deer (and other pesky animals) eating your gardens and flowers, etc.

Garden Talk

Thursday, May. 17, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Garrett College--Southern Outreach Center
Ever wondered when and what to plant in the garden, how to plant it and how to care for it? Take this class and go through the steps for planning a successful ornamental or vegetable garden.

Application Open: Seeking 25 New Leaders

Friday, Jun. 1, 2018 (All day)
LEAD Maryland Program
Beginning June 1, 2018 through October 1, 2018, the LEAD Program is seeking applications for the next class of LEAD Fellows. Program information and the application are available at www.leadmaryland.org . Completed applications are due October 1, 2018. The next class of LEAD Fellows, Class XI, will...

Bugs - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Thursday, Jun. 14, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Garrett College--Southern Outreach Center
Learn about insects and how they can be a help in your gardening adventure and learn how to manage the pesky ones!

Deadline: LEAD Fellowship Program Accepting Applications, Seeking 25 New Leaders

Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 (All day)
LEAD Maryland Program
LEAD Maryland Fellowship Applications Are Due October 1, 2018 The LEAD Program is seeking applications for the next class of LEAD Fellows. Program information and the application are available at www.leadmaryland.org . Completed applications are due October 1, 2018. The next class of LEAD Fellows,...
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