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Poultry Mortality Composting Short Course and Demonstration

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)
Poultry Mortality Composting Short Course and Demonstration Sponsored by Environmental Science and Technology Department, University of Maryland Extension AGENDA 8:30 Registration - coffee available 9:00 What is composting - Description of the compost process the variables that control the process...

Ag Conservation Leasing Workshop Southern Maryland

Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
Charles County Soil Conservation District
This is one workshop in a series of scheduled events to educate agricultural service providers, farmers, and landowners on strategies and resources to implement conservation leasing practices on leased land. For additional information and to register for the webinar or a workshop, visit https://...

Lambing & Kidding School

Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland.
Lambing & Kidding School – January 19, 2019 University of Maryland Extension will hold a Lambing & Kidding School on Saturday, January 19, 2019, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland. The school will feature concurrent programs for adults and youth...

Annual Seed Swap

Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Join the fun collecting seeds for this year’s garden. Bring unused seeds from your garden or seed packets (2015-2018) . No PVP, GMO, or chemically treated seeds. Registration begins 9:30 AM.

Farmer Training and Certification- Wye Research and Education Center (Day 1 of 2)

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
UMD Wye Research and Education Center
The Farmer Training and Certification workshops provide opportunities for producers with cropland and pastures who use commercial fertilizer and/or manure to learn how to write nutrient management plans for their operation that meet Maryland Department of Agriculture’s regulations. Individuals with...

2019 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention Pre-Convention Workshops

Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Hershey Lodge
INFORMATION The 2019 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention (MAFVC) is held each year to provide the latest updates and important information to fruit and vegetable growers from Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and surrounding states. The conference will be held at the Hershey...

Farmer Training and Certification- Frederick County Extension Office (Day 1 of 2)

Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
University of Maryland Extension, Frederick County Office
The Farmer Training and Certification workshops provide opportunities for producers with cropland and pastures who use commercial fertilizer and/or manure to learn how to write nutrient management plans for their operation that meet Maryland Department of Agriculture’s regulations. Individuals with...

2019 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 - 9:00am to Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 - 4:00pm
Hershey Lodge
INFORMATION The 2019 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention (MAFVC) is held each year to provide the latest updates and important information to fruit and vegetable growers from Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and surrounding states. The conference will be held at the Hershey...

Southern Maryland - Investing in Your Farm’s Future Workshop Series

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 - 8:30am to 3:30pm
Prince George’s County Soil Conservation District Office, 5301 Marlboro, Race Track Rd, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
This workshops will focus on the financial aspect of farm succession planning including financial management, retirement savings, and long term healthcare. More details will be added as we develop the program.

Investing In Your Farm's Future - Southern Maryland

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 - 8:30am to 3:00pm
Prince George's County Soil Conservation District
These workshops will focus on the financial aspect of farm succession planning including financial management, retirement savings, and long-term healthcare. Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019; 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Location: Prince George's County Soil Conservation District, 5301 Marlboro, Race Track...

Gardening in a Changing World

Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Learn how to help heal the planet one garden at a time & adapt your garden to the changing climate.

Farmer Training and Certification- Wye Research and Education Center (Day 2 of 2)

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
UMD Wye Research and Education Center
The Farmer Training and Certification workshops provide opportunities for producers with cropland and pastures who use commercial fertilizer and/or manure to learn how to write nutrient management plans for their operation that meet Maryland Department of Agriculture’s regulations. Individuals with...

Got Shade? Native Plants for Shady Gardens

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Learn about some native plants that are adapted to shade, add color and texture to your landscape, and benefit pollinators and other wildlife. Example garden designs will be presented.

Farmer Training and Certification- Frederick County Extension Office (Day 2 of 2)

Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
University of Maryland Extension, Frederick County Office
The Farmer Training and Certification workshops provide opportunities for producers with cropland and pastures who use commercial fertilizer and/or manure to learn how to write nutrient management plans for their operation that meet Maryland Department of Agriculture’s regulations. Individuals with...

Tuh-MAH-toh, Tuh-MAY-toh - The Tomato

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Get some tips on cultivating, tending, and harvesting tomatoes. Find out which varieties do best in Maryland.

Planting for Hummingbirds & Butterflies

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Calvert Library, Southern Branch
Learn which plants attract butterflies and hummingbirds and have a nature show in your own back yard.

Ospreys On the Patuxent

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Learn about Ospreys, the often-seen “fish hawk” of local rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. He will cover Osprey biology on the Patuxent River, the provision of nesting platforms, efforts to increase their numbers, his banding program with the public, re-introduction efforts, satellite tracking of...

Water Testing Requirements and the FSMA Produce Safety Rule

Friday, Mar. 1, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
online
Do you grow produce? Do you have questions about the Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act? This webinar series will delve into some of the details of the Produce Safety Rule and highlight specific information growers need to know. Even if you have attended a Produce Safety Rule...

Got Soil and Sun...Now What?

Saturday, Mar. 2, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Learn how to start a garden for people new to gardening. An introduction to a variety of techniques and plants.

Best Gardening and Maintenance Practices for Waterfront Properties

Saturday, Mar. 9, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Southern Maryland has an abundance of waterfront properties with unique issues related to erosion control, selection of plants, lawn maintenance and fertilization. These items will be illustrated and discussed.

Peaches, Pawpaws, Pomegranates, and More

Saturday, Mar. 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Learn the basics on how to grow and care for a variety of fruit trees and shrubs, some of which you may not have considered for your yard. Examples of fruiting plants will be included.

Bags, Barrels and Old Boots

Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Learn the essentials for successful container gardening and consider creative combos using vegetables, herbs and flowers. Numerous unique containers are illustrated. Share your own ideas, too!

Bad Bugs: Control Them Without Chemicals

Saturday, Mar. 30, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Less than 10% of insects are truly harmful and destructive. Learn who their natural predators – the Good Guys – are and how you can entice them to your garden.

Companion Planting Updated

Saturday, Apr. 6, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Back by popular request. Learn about mutually beneficial crop relationships; keep insect pests away; attract beneficial insects; enhance the health of garden soil; grow great tasting veggies.

Songbird Migration – How Your Yard Can Make a Difference

Saturday, Apr. 13, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
The story of the epic annual migration of songbirds interwoven with analysis of the American suburban landscape. How to create a landscape that supports migrating birds and other wild creatures.

Pollinators: How You Can Help Them Help You

Saturday, Apr. 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Habitat loss and pesticides are reducing their numbers, but you can help them by turning part of your yard into a safe and welcoming haven. They will help you by pollinating your crops and flowers.

Berry Delicious: Planting a Backyard Berry Patch

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Learn how to successfully grow strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.

Master Gardener Plant Sale

Saturday, May. 4, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Community Resources Building
Learn from our demonstration areas and purchase from our large selection of flowering (many native) and vegetable plants. Baked goods and beverages for sale, too.

Gardening with Biochar

Saturday, May. 11, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Reviving the ancient ecological practice of adding charred organic matter to soil, you will learn how you can obtain biochar and ways to put it to work in your garden.

Tour of the MG Demo Gardens

Saturday, May. 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Community Resources Building
Tour the gardens and learn the importance of native plants. Some native plants will be available for purchase.

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