College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Institute of Applied Agriculture

Free Gardening Workshop Series

Save money and eat well in 2017!
Author: 
Randie Hovatter
UMD Gardening Spring Workshop

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.

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1. GARDENING 101
Friday, February 24 at 4:00 PM

UMD Arboretum Outreach Center
3931 Stadium Drive
College Park, MD 20742

Take home a gardening information packet!

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.


2. SEEDS & SEED STARTING
Friday, March 10 at 4:00 PM

UMD Arboretum Outreach Center
3931 Stadium Drive
College Park, MD 20742

Take home seeds and seedlings!

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.


3. GOOD NEIGHBOR DAY: GARDEN VOLUNTEERING
Saturday, April 1 at 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

College Park Community Center
5051 Pierce Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

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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4. COMPOSTING
Friday, April 14 at 4:00 PM

UMD Arboretum Outreach Center
3931 Stadium Drive
College Park, MD 20742

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.

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