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Vegetables

No-till spring vegetables after forage radish cover crop

A late August seeding of forage radish (Raphanus sativus L.) can eliminate the need for tillage before many early spring vegetable crops like spinach, beets, peas, onions, and even carrots under certain soil conditions in Maryland. In addition to reducing soil disturbance, not having to till prior...

FOOD SAFETY IN YOUR SCHOOL GARDENS, CLASSROOMS, AND GREENHOUSES

As interest in educating students about gardening and food production increases, it will be helpful to outline food safety principles in school settings. This fact sheet uses a pre-existing University of Maryland Extension fact sheet and expands it to include more information on rain barrels, lead...

Packing Methods for Freezing Foods, A Guide to Packing Foods before Freezing

There are several ways to pack fruits, vegetables, and meats for freezing. Packing helps to retain the flavor of the foods and minimizes textural changes in foods during freezing. This fact sheet shares tips on freezing fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, and fish.

ReFresh Curriculum (EC-01-2012)

The ReFresh curriculum was developed by the University of Maryland Extension, Food Supplement Nutrition Education Program (FSNE) for implementation in 4th and 5th grade classrooms. This curriculum focuses on encouraging students to consume more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and being more...
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