University of Maryland Extension

Grow It Eat It 2020 Spring Open House

Saturday, May. 2, 2020 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Ag History Farm Park
18410 Muncaster Road
Derwood, MD 20855
United States


Visit the Montgomery County Agricultural History Farm Park and learn about all things edible at the University of Maryland Grow It Eat It Spring Event on May 2, 2020, from 10 am-4 pm!

Entry to the event is free. Fees charged as noted for some workshops and children's programs. The Master Gardener Plant Shoppe will be selling Spring transplants for your garden.

The preliminary schedule of the day is as follows (all programs with links require registration):

Throughout the event:

  • Plant Clinic: Get one-on-one answers to your gardening questions
  • Visit the Demonstration Garden to view what is possible in your garden
  • Children's Activity Table
  • Classes, Workshops, and Children's programs (see below)12.00-4.00 Master Gardeners will be available to answer your questions in the garden
  • Master Gardener Plant Sale purchase your spring transplants
  • Many vendors will be on-site with items for your home and garden

Classes and Workshops

10.00-11.20 Soil Testing for your Veggie Garden Workshop $25

10.00-11.30 Foraging Walk and Community Food Gardens $10

10.00-1.00 Stop in anytime between these hours for flower pot painting $12 (link coming soon)

10.30-11.30 Beneficial Insects (free, no registration)

11.40-1.10 Seed Starting and More Workshop $12

11.40-12.40 Edible Flowers Workshop $12

12.00-1.00 Brambles in the Home Garden (free, no registration)

1:20-2:50 Board Art $30 (link coming soon)

1.30-2.50 Designing your Vegetable Garden Workshop $10

1.30-3.00 Kombucha with Berries and Herbs Workshop $25

1.40-2.40 Vegetable Gardening for Busy People (free, no registration)

3.00-4.00 Hot Sauce Demonstration $10

3.00-4.00 Grow Your Best Tomatoes (free, no registration)

Children's programs start at different times, mostly in the morning. See the registration links below for details.

Discover Bugs (2nd & 3rd-grade children) $12

Discover Flowers (4th & 5th-grade children) $12

Discover Gardening (2nd to 5th-grade children) $12

Discover Trees (4th to 8th-grade children) $12

Discover Local Food (high school-aged students) $25

Boy Scout Gardening Merit Badge (middle-high school-aged students) $26


Grow It Eat It's vision is one million Maryland food gardeners producing their own affordable, healthy food...sustainably. Supported by University of Maryland Extension faculty and staff, Master Gardener volunteers and the Home and Garden Information Center are leading the way.

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