The Home and Garden Information Center (HGIC) is a state-wide program that provides outreach education to Maryland residents and beyond.
People gardening and managing land in harmony with nature.
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.
Yard and garden questions
Questions and images can be sent anytime to Ask Extension. HGIC's Maryland Certified Professional Horticulturists will reply to your garden, plant ID, and pest questions.
Our annual reports
HGIC Director, Extension Specialist, Fruits & Vegetables
410 531 5572
|David Clement, Ph.D.
(20% HGIC; 80% commercial industry)
410 531 5558
Business Services Specialist
Home and Garden Information Center
410 531 1763
State UME Master Gardener Coordinator
410 531 1754
Digital Horticulture Education
410 531 1752
Program Management Specialist
State Master Gardener Program
We're becoming a UMD Green Office!
We support the University of Maryland Green Office and SustainableUMD goals:
- Recognize and reward leadership in sustainability
- Support the University’s Climate Action Plan and Strategic Plan
- Further integrate sustainability into campus culture
- Conserve water, save energy, minimize waste, and save money
Our office is currently working to achieve Bronze certification. For more information on the Green Office Program, go to www.greenoffice.umd.edu. For more information about UMD campus sustainability, visit www.sustainability.umd.edu.