a gardener tending plants in an urban garden

Growing food locally is a climate change solution. Here volunteers tend to the Columbia Heights Green, a community-run organic farm. Photo. K. Tully, UMD

Updated: February 14, 2023

How are Maryland gardeners adapting their gardens and green spaces to climate change? We posed this question to our colleagues in the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and they shared examples of everything from composting and food gardening to planting trees and native plants, installing rain gardens, and more! 

Action on climate change is needed on a large scale, and our individual daily actions add up also. Check out these stories and take our quick poll at the end. Tell us how you're doing climate-resilient gardening!

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