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Business and Legal Considerations for Your Farm Workshop

Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019 - 8:30am to 1:30pm
Prince George's County Soil Conservation District
This event is designed is to equip farmers with an understanding of key business and legal principles associated with managing a farm operation while at the same time complying with the complex network of laws and policies protecting the integrity of the state’s food system and environment...

Bags, Barrels and Old Boots

Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Learn the essentials for successful container gardening and consider creative combos using vegetables, herbs and flowers. Numerous unique containers are illustrated. Share your own ideas, too!

Bad Bugs: Control Them Without Chemicals

Saturday, Mar. 30, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Less than 10% of insects are truly harmful and destructive. Learn who their natural predators – the Good Guys – are and how you can entice them to your garden.

Companion Planting Updated

Saturday, Apr. 6, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Back by popular request. Learn about mutually beneficial crop relationships; keep insect pests away; attract beneficial insects; enhance the health of garden soil; grow great tasting veggies.

Songbird Migration – How Your Yard Can Make a Difference

Saturday, Apr. 13, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
The story of the epic annual migration of songbirds interwoven with analysis of the American suburban landscape. How to create a landscape that supports migrating birds and other wild creatures.

Pollinators: How You Can Help Them Help You

Saturday, Apr. 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Habitat loss and pesticides are reducing their numbers, but you can help them by turning part of your yard into a safe and welcoming haven. They will help you by pollinating your crops and flowers.

Berry Delicious: Planting a Backyard Berry Patch

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Learn how to successfully grow strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.

FOOD SAFETY TRAINING FOR FSMA PRODUCE SAFETY RULE COMPLIANCE

Monday, Apr. 29, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Maryland Department of Agriculture
Monday April 29, 2019 8:00AM – 4:30 PM Maryland Department of Agriculture 50 Harry S Truman Parkway Annapolis MD 21401 To Register: https://4-29-19-fsma.eventbrite.com Who should attend? Farmers who... Need to comply with the FSMA produce safety rule, e.g., producers growing leafy greens, tomatoes...

Master Gardener Plant Sale

Saturday, May. 4, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Community Resources Building
Learn from our demonstration areas and purchase from our large selection of flowering (many native) and vegetable plants. Baked goods and beverages for sale, too.

Gardening with Biochar

Saturday, May. 11, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Reviving the ancient ecological practice of adding charred organic matter to soil, you will learn how you can obtain biochar and ways to put it to work in your garden.

Tour of the MG Demo Gardens

Saturday, May. 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Community Resources Building
Tour the gardens and learn the importance of native plants. Some native plants will be available for purchase.

Herbs Workshop: From the Garden to the Pantry

Saturday, Jun. 22, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Learn how to grow, harvest & preserve herbs for future use. Includes hands-on activities showing how to use your herbs once harvested. Registration required - 410-535-3662.

Double Oak Farm Garden Tour

Saturday, Jun. 29, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
American Chestnut Land Trust
Take a guided tour of American Chestnut Land Trust's Communal Food Pantry Garden and Food Forest. Discover natural based gardening techniques. Presentation in the office prior to the tour.

Calvert 4-H Chesapeake Outdoor Discovery Camp

Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 - 9:00am to Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 - 4:00pm
King's Landing Park
COME AND GET DIRTY WITH 4-H THIS SUMMER! CHESAPEAKE OUTDOOR DISCOVERY CAMP WHEN Monday, August 5, 2019 through Friday, August 9, 2019 from 9 AM-4 PM each day. FEATURING • Butterflies/Insects• Birds• Water • Soils • Trees • GIS/GPS • Experiments• Special Program at the Calvert Marine Museum •...

Invasive Plant ID for Professionals-RSVP Required

Thursday, Sep. 5, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Community Resources Building
Description: Learn to identify invasive plant species commonly found growing in landscaped and natural areas by examining cut samples from live plants. Following the presentation and plant identification exercise, we will apply our new skill set by searching for invasive plants while walking a...

Invasive Plant ID for Professionals-Registration Required

Thursday, Sep. 5, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Community Resources Building
Description: Learn to identify invasive plant species commonly found growing in landscaped and natural areas by examining cut samples from live plants. Following the presentation and plant identification exercise, we will apply our new skill set by searching for invasive plants while walking a...

Cut Flowers Workshop

Saturday, Sep. 7, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Discover plants that will bring color into your home and ways to preserve the flowers for future enjoyment. Registration required - 410-535-3662.

Invasive Plant ID for Homeowners-RSVP Required

Saturday, Sep. 14, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Community Resources Building
Description: Learn to identify invasive plant species commonly found growing in landscaped and natural areas by examining cut samples from live plants. Following the presentation and plant identification exercise, we will apply our new skill set by searching for invasive plants while walking a...

Invasive Plant ID for Homeowners-Registration Required

Saturday, Sep. 14, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Community Resources Building
Description: Learn to identify invasive plant species commonly found growing in landscaped and natural areas by examining cut samples from live plants. Following the presentation and plant identification exercise, we will apply our new skill set by searching for invasive plants while walking a...

Thinking About Beekeeping?

Saturday, Sep. 28, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
This interactive presentation will help you decide if beekeeping is a hobby for you. Learn about honeybees, equipment & the commitment one needs to help our pollinators survive.

2019 Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
Annapolis, Maryland
Please Save the Date for the 5th Annual Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference. This conference will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019 in Annapolis, MD. More details are to come. If you have questions please contact Kimberly Johnson at kjohns16@umd.edu .
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