home & garden information center

 

The Home and Garden Information Center (HGIC) is a state-wide program that provides outreach education to Maryland residents and beyond.

Our Vision

People gardening and managing land in harmony with nature.

Our Mission

Develop and deliver science-based, sustainable gardening, and integrated pest management education for better human and environmental health.

HGIC has been a national model for outreach education since 1990. Our success is the result of interdisciplinary programming and multiple learning/teaching modes. Our educators develop web resources and are engaged in social media, direct online client consultations, classroom instruction, hands-on training, and demonstration projects.

Send your questions and images to Ask Extension. HGIC's Maryland Certified Professional Horticulturists will reply to your garden, plant ID, and pest questions.

PDF 2020 Home & Garden | Master Gardener Annual Report

 
Name Contact Information  
Jon Traunfeld
Director 
jont@umd.edu
410 531 5572
Traunfeld
David Clement, Ph.D.
Extension Specialist
Plant Pathology
(20% HGIC; 80% commercial industry)
clement@umd.edu
410 531 5558
 
Ria Malloy
Program Coordinator
mmalloy@umd.edu
410 531 1763
 
Stephanie Pully
Coordinator
State UME Master Gardener Coordinator
pully@umd.edu
410 531 1754
 
Dan Adler
Program Management Specialist
Video Production and Web Support
danadler@umd.edu
410 531 1764
 
Jean Burchfield
Program Management Specialist
State Master Gardener Program
jbur@umd.edu
410 531 5557
 
Christa Carignan
Coordinator
Digital Horticulture Education
christa@umd.edu
410 531 1752
 
Marian Hengemihle
Coordinator
Horticulture Consultant
mhengemi@umd.edu  
Chris McComas
Coordinator
Horticulture Consultant
cmccomas@umd.edu  
Ellen Nibali
Coordinator
Horticulture Consultant
enibali@umd.edu  
Debra Ricigliano
Extension Program Assistant
Lead Horticulturist
dricigli@umd.edu
410 531 0109
 
Miri Talabac
Coordinator
Horticulture Consultant
mtalabac@umd.edu