Free Gardening Workshop Series
UMD Spring Vegetable Gardening Workshop Series
Garden your way through 2017 with this series of free workshops at UMD! All four events are free and open to the public.
Want to garden but not know where to start? Come learn the basics of starting your own garden at home or joining a community garden in your area. We'll cover what plants need to thrive and how you can make the best home for them wherever you are.
Learn the basics of starting your own vegetable garden seeds. We will cover direct seeded and transplanted crops, the best containers and potting mix, watering guidelines, and greenhouse/cold frame use, as well as tips for seed storage. Participants will get to start their own spring seedlings to take home.
Take home great feelings!
Good Neighbor Day is a service event that brings the community together to beautify spaces, engage in sustainable practices, and take pride in #GreaterCollegePark. Help us with campus garden clean-up!
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Take home a compost guide and work gloves!
It is shocking to learn that 40% of all food produced in the US is wasted and 20% of the material in US landfills is food. Wondering what else you can do with your food waste? Join us for an introduction to composting to "talk trash" and learn the composting basics. The workshop will include an overview of compost and composting, share how the UMD campus collects its organic material and Prince George's County composts. We will also include the basics of how you can expand your recycling efforts at home to include your kitchen scraps and yard debris. Become a part of the solution to fight food waste by putting leftovers to work in your garden.
Spring workshops organized by:
- University of Maryland (UMD) Arboretum and Botanic Garden
- UMD Dining Services
- The Institute of Applied Agriculture
- UMD Office of Community Engagement
Sponsorship generously provided by: