Baltimore City

Your University of Maryland Extension (UME) Office in Baltimore City provides useful, up-to-date information and educational programs for individuals, families, the neighborhoods of the city, and the Baltimore community.

UME is sponsored jointly by the University of Maryland, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the City of Baltimore. Extension offices are located in all 23 Maryland counties, as well as Baltimore City, and they are all administered through the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, College Park campus.

As a unit of the Cooperative Extension System, Extension Educators have access to a broad breath of information and data, within the Maryland University System and nationally. There is an Extension office in virtually all 3,500 US counties and US territories. Each is managed through their state's land grant institution or university, as mandated by the Smith-Lever Act. 

Explore Baltimore City's Impact

Our Programs

  • 4-H

    4-H is a community of 7 million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.

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  • Financial Education

    Financial education classes and resources to youth and adults through seminars, group training, train-the-trainer and workshops

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  • EFNEP (Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program)

    The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) provides free nutrition education workshops to low-income families living in Baltimore City.

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  • SNAP ED

    SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) to align with the federal name of the food benefits program.

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  • Urban Agriculture

    The Urban Agriculture Department of University of Maryland Extension-Baltimore City strives to provide the most current research-supported, environmentally friendly methods for growing food, ornamentals, livestock, and native plants in Baltimore City.

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  • Master Gardeners

    UME Master Gardener educate Baltimore residents about safe, effective, and sustainable horticultural practices to build healthy gardens, landscape, and communities.

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