University of Maryland Extension

High Tunnels

Pest management strategies

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Figure 19: Pest management is an iterative process, in which you build prevention into your farming system, address problems as they arise, and learn how to better prevent those problems in the future. Photo by Edwin Remsberg, © University of Maryland—AGNR Image...

Season extension

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Growers producing food for the local market use a variety of methods to extend the growing season beyond what is traditionally possible in the local climate. Season extension methods can be as low-tech as starting transplants indoors and laying inexpensive row...

Crop rotations and crop planning

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Figure 15: Start thinking about crop rotation by imagining you have three beds (A, B, and C), and you plant the same crop in each bed every year. What is crop rotation and why would someone do it? Imagine a simplified urban farm with three beds: A, B, and C. In bed...

Ground-based outdoor urban farming

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Figure 1: Outdoor urban agriculture can be done in raised beds or containers, in-ground in native or imported soil, and in high tunnels or hoop houses. Picture taken at Whitelock Community Farm, Baltimore, MD by Neith Little, UMD Extension. Ground-based outdoor...

RESCHEDULED Cultivate Baltimore: Marketing your farm and building a brand

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Clifton Mansion, Baltimore, MD
Explore what it takes to be successful on an urban farm! This workshop series features proven, essential components for ensuring farm viability. Light refreshments will be provided at this evening workshop. Workshops are $10 per session or $60 for the whole series. Scholarships are available to...

Cultivate Baltimore: Farm equipment inside high tunnels

Thursday, Sep. 6, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Strength to Love 2, Baltimore
Explore what it takes to be successful on an urban farm! This workshop series features proven, essential components for ensuring farm viability. Light refreshments will be provided at this evening workshop. Workshops are $10 per session or $60 for the whole series. Scholarships are available to...

Appalachia Grows Small Farms Conference - Various Registration Forms

Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 - 12:00pm to Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 - 4:00pm
Allegany Co., MD Fairgrounds
SAVE THE DATES! Updates and additonal information can be found at www.AppGrows.com Vendors & Sponsors Registeration form - Click Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/appalachia-grows-small-farms-conference-ven... Regular Registration form - Click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/appalachia-...

2015 Summer Tour

Wednesday, Jul. 8, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Tour begins at: Walnut Springs Farm
AGENDA 9:00 am. - Registration at Walnut Springs Farm, 3910 Blue Ball Road, Elkton, MD 21921, (410) 398-3451 9:15 am. - Tour Walnut Springs Farm: Tour Leader: Molly Brumbley Black raspberry production Sweet cherry production in high tunnels Matted-row strawberry production 10:30 am. - Leave Walnut...

Hands-On High Tunnel Construction Workshop

Friday, Mar. 20, 2015 - 6:00pm to Saturday, Mar. 21, 2015 - 4:00pm
UME Garrett County Meeting Room
Hands-On High Tunnel Construction Workshop If you have been thinking of building a high tunnel but are not sure what it would take to construct one, this two session workshop will be for you. The classroom portion will cover the different types of high tunnels, construction methods and typical...

High Tunnel Cool Season Crop Production

Saturday, Apr. 18, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Pereyra Farm
This is a follow up session to last year’s workshop on the Pereyra Farm, where a new high tunnel was constructed. Participants can expect to learn the basics of high tunnel systems to include: site preparation, set-up, and types of crops that can be grown during the cool season. Representatives...

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