Garden Gateway Into The Past
Throughout 2020, University of Maryland Extension Master Gardener Sherry Frick worked with the Jane Gates Heritage Foundation to design and build educational gardens for the historic home-turned-museum and community center. During the installation, Frick and Foundation President Sukh Gates, discovered a legacy plant on the property, unlocking clues and opening a gateway into the life of Jane Gates, a previously enslaved woman who bought the Cumberland, Md. property for $1,400 (equivalent to $29,000 today) in 1871.
Give Yourself the Gift of Wellness Education
A new texting service, developed by University of Maryland Extension Family & Consumer Sciences intern Rebecca Ajiboye, delivers self-care advice to remind caregivers and health service workers to give themselves the same level of care they provide for others.
UME Educators Produce New mindfulness Instruction Guide
Extension educators in nutrition, wellness and youth development collaborated to create a new mindfulness instruction guide. The new Mindfulness Activity Guide for Adults, is a full educational program designed to teach people about reducing stress and maintaining a healthy well-being, providing the breadth and depth for those interested in teaching and instruction, as well as incorporating those techniques into their everyday lives.
Building Resilience in Maryland
University of Maryland Extension (UME) has been working tirelessly during the pandemic to assist Marylanders, helping them to manage stress and create resiliency in their personal lives, their communities, and their businesses.