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To locate a Grow It Eat It class, workshop, or an event near you hosted by the UME Master Gardener Program, please visit our Local Programs website

What is the UME Grow It Eat It Program?

The mission of the University of Maryland Extension (UME) Grow It Eat It (GIEI) Program is to promote backyard and community food production. Since 2009, UME Master Gardeners have taught classes/workshops, developed demonstration gardens, and have educated Marylanders how to produce their own affordable and healthy food while using sustainable gardening practices in their home, community, and school gardens.

In 2017, the UME GIEI Program was awarded the designation UME Signature Program by the University of Maryland for its tremendous success and statewide popularity. The University of Maryland Extension is proud of the outstanding work performed by the UME Master Gardener volunteers as they pursue their educational outreach mission of the UME Master Gardener Grow It Eat It Program.

Additional Resources

UME Home and Garden Information Center (HGIC)

HGIC supports the UME GIEI Program by creating and managing online resources including science-based educational web content, videos, social media content, and by answering questions from the public through the online service Ask Maryland's Garden Experts. Below is a list of HGIC resources that helps support the UME GIEI Program.

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