We envision a healthier world through environmental stewardship.
We support the University of Maryland Extension (UME) mission by educating residents about safe, effective and sustainable horticultural practices that build healthy gardens, landscapes, and communities.
The UME Master Gardener Program began in 1978 as a means to extend science-based knowledge to the general public by providing horticultural and pest management expertise to help protect and improve Maryland’s natural resources. Talbot County established a Master Gardener program in 2005.
UME Master Gardeners are volunteers who combine their love of plants, people, and the environment to help residents in their communities solve problems and make environmentally-sound decisions. Their work includes rain garden demonstration sites, Ask a Master Gardener services, and Bay-Wise best management practices for the community.