University of Maryland Extension

Pretty field at Whitelock

Photo of Whitelock Community Farm, taken by Neith Little, UMD Extension

Photos in header of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, Up Top Acres, and Envista Farms at Southern Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, taken by Neith Little, UMD Extension


The goal of the University of Maryland Extension Urban Agriculture Program is to help urban residents learn what they need to better achieve their urban agriculture goals. 

Most of the resources on this website are designed with urban farmers and urban agriculture entrepreneurs in mind. The tabs above will help you find upcoming classes and online educational resources. 

Home gardening and community gardening are just as important parts of urban agriculture. If you grow for yourself rather than for sale, we highly recommend our Home and Garden Information Center as an educational resource. 

Stay up to date on upcoming classes and receive timely articles by subscribing to Urban Ag E-News. 

If you want one-on-one help, click on the appropriate button on the right.

How to navigate this site:

At the top of the page are tabs that will take you to more information:

  • The "Urban Ag Home" tab will bring you back here.
  • The "Urban Ag Events" tab has a list of annual classes and a calendar of upcoming educational opportunities. 
  • The "What is Urban Ag" tab has a recorded introductory webinar. 
  • The "Urban Agriculture Guidebook" tab houses our publication From Surviving to Thriving: Strategies for Urban Farm Success. 
  • The "Information Library" tab has resources including articles, newsletters, and videos. 
  • The "Frequently Asked Questions" tab has answers to commonly asked urban agriculture questions

Some resources on this website are based on work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2015-49200-24225, through Northest Extension Risk Management Education. 

Urban Agriculture
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