University of Maryland Extension

Growing Community Gardens Event a Big Hit

Building a hoop-house
Building a Hoophouse
Image Credit: 
Jennifer Fairfax

On Saturday, March 23, over 60 gardeners from Prince George's County came to the University of Maryland's Center for Educational Partnership for the 2nd Annual Growing Community Gardens event.  Attendees networked with each other and attended three workshops taught by Prince George's County Master Gardeners including weed identification and control, small-scale composting, and season extension.

Dean Cheng-I Wei from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and County Extension Director Karol Dyson welcomed participants and inspired them to become more involved. Kim Walsh from Chesapeake Education, Arts and Research Society led a fun and interactive activity to help people get to know each other. Chef Rasheed from the Wild Onion catered the event with delicious sandwiches and salads. Special thanks to the many volunteers who went above and beyond to make the event a success and to the event coordinators, Esther Mitchell, Prince George’s County Master Gardener Coordinator, and Christie Balch, Extension Coordinator at the Center.

The 2nd Annual Growing Community Gardens event was sponsored by Maryland Agricultural Council, Inc.; MOM's Organic Market; Eric C. Olson, Council Member, District 3, Prince George's County, and the Prince George's County Farm Bureau, Inc

Thanks to all who attended, volunteered, spoke, and sponsored!

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