College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Institute of Applied Agriculture


Seed Starting Workshop with Campus Gardeners

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Research Greenhouse Lobby
In the first of two sessions, campus gardeners will start vegetables and herbs from seed in the Research Greenhouse. The plants we grow will be planted on campus, and also given away to visitors to campus gardens on Maryland Day. This is the first in a series of workshops this semester for campus...

Carbon Trading: Are Farms the Carbon Sink Answer to Global Warming?

Tuesday, Apr. 9, 6:00pm
1123 Jull Hall
Please join INAG 248 for a lecture on April 9th, Are Farms the Carbon Sink Answer to Global Warming? given by Laura Reynolds of the World Watch Institute This class will focus on the options farmers have to engage in carbon trading, using carbon credits that they earn by sequestering, or storing,...

Speech Competition

Monday, Mar. 11, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
1105 Jull Hall
The newly formed Forensics team, will be participating in a speech contest this March 11. The IAA will be hosting the competition. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend and view deliberations! Refreshments will be served.

The Farm Bill: Why should we care?

Tuesday, Mar. 26, 6:00pm
1123 Jull Hall
Sarah Hackney, Grassroots Director at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, will help us understand the Farm Bill and how it is important to those of us in sustainable agriculture.

Winter Workshop: Gardening 101

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 4:00pm to 6:00pm
The Apiary-Building 155/156 in your map
Have you ever wanted to start your own garden but didn't now what to do? Looking for a new hobby? Join the gardens of UMD for our very first Winter Workshop! Melissa Avery, a master gardener, will come in and teach us the basics of gardening, vegetable ID, composting, rain barrels, and much more...

The Chesapeake Bay TMDL: Potential Implications for Agriculture

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 6:00pm
1123 Jull Hall
The enduring plight of the health of the Chesapeake Bay, a coastal estuary of both local and national importance, and the ongoing commitment of significant public and private resources to address nutrient and sediment pollution concerns, has resulted in documented improvements in water quality and...

How cities can use urban agriculture projects to engage citizens in addressing food

Tuesday, Mar. 5, 6:00pm to 7:45pm
Institute of Applied Agriculture
Abbie Steiner will be disscusing how growing food is used as a tool to promote healthy eating in marginalized communities. Led by: Abbie Steiner, Healthy Eating Educator at the Capital Area Food Bank. Capital Area Food Bank:

Completing the Circle: Where does human waste fit into Sustainable Ag?

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6:00pm to 7:45pm
Institute of Applied Agriculture
As global supplies of nutrients decrease (e.g. phosphorus), or become more expensive to produce (e.g. nitrogen), we will have to find ways to maximize the efficiency of our farming systems. Utilizing human "waste" back on farms is one way to do this, but there are several issues of concern. What is...


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