Community gardens provide recreational outdoor activity as well as a fun and friendly environment for people of all ages, incomes, and cultures to work the land together and share their gardening knowledge and ideas.

For more information on the Sheridan Street Community Garden or Field of Greens, contact Jennifer Fairfax at jfairfax@umd.edu, 301-779-2806 extension 706.

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For general gardening information in the State of Maryland, contact: The University of Maryland Home and Garden Information Center; Grow It, Eat It; and Maryland Master Gardener Training.

For more information on community gardening, including how to start a community garden, contact: The American Community Gardening Association.

Our Community Gardens

Field of Greens

For information about this garden, please contact Jennifer Fairfax (jfairfax@umd.edu).

Sheridan Street Community Garden

The Sheridan Street Community Garden, operated by University of Maryland Extension, is located at the Center for Educational Partnership. With 47 plots, the garden serves individuals, families, and community groups such as Maryland Multicultural Youth Center, GapBuster Learning Center, and William Wirt Middle School.

Gardeners use their plots to grow food; crops include tomatoes, olra, corn, peppers, watermelon, and more.

People sign-up for their plots each spring and pay a nominal fee to cover the cost of shared expenses.

Trainings are offered several times per year and gardeners are provided with water, compost, and tools.

Monthly workdays offer chances for gardeners to come together and maintain common areas. Community members are invited to workdays and other garden events.

For more information and to sign-up, please contact Jennifer Fairfax (jfairfax@umd.edu).