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Back to Planning a Vegetable Garden Have fun and grow your own vegetables! Choose from the thousands of varieties from seed companies, seed saver exchanges, and fellow gardeners. The Vegetable Crop Profiles below provide information on planting, cultivation, harvesting and more. We also have...

Community Gardens

Start a community garden in your neighborhood Don't have enough room or sun to grow what you like at home? Consider renting a plot in a community garden. These "how to" resources will get you started. (PDF) Reducing Risks in Community Gardens - A checklist. Video - Neighborhood Farms (link is...

About Us/Staff Directory

The Home and Garden Information Center (HGIC) is a state-wide program that provides outreach education to Maryland residents and beyond. HGIC has been a national model for outreach education since 1990. Our success is the result of inter-disciplinary programming and multiple learning/teaching modes...


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