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UMD Extension to Host 'Growing Community Gardens' Event

Growing Community Gardens event to be held in Prince George's County on March 24.

University of Maryland Extension is proud to host “Growing Community Gardens,” the first-ever gathering for all Prince George’s County community gardeners to build community, learn from each other, and gain gardening skills.

Held on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the Center for Educational Partnership (located at 6200 Sheridan Street, Riverdale, Maryland) the “Growing Community Gardens” event will allow community gardeners from around the county to network with each other, attend two workshops taught by local experts, and participate in a panel discussion featuring experienced community gardeners and community leaders.  Keynote speaker will be Jon Traunfeld, State Master Gardener Coordinator and Director of University of Maryland’s Home and Garden Information Center.

“As food prices rise and concerns about food safety are brought to our attention, more and more Prince George’s County residents are growing their own food, many of them in community gardens.  This event will help community gardeners become more successful and produce more of their own food in the future,” says event co-coordinator Christie Balch, of the University of Maryland Extension.

The “Growing Community Gardens” event costs $20 and includes a lunch catered by the Wild Onion in Hyattsville.  Registration is coming soon; contact Christie Balch at cbalch@umd.edu or at 301-779-2806 x706 for additional information or to request registration materials.

Special thanks for support from Eric C. Olson, Council Member District 3, Prince George’s County Council.

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Christie Balch January 24, 2012 at 08:58 PM
Online registration is now open for our Growing Community Gardens Event: http://growingcommunitygardens.eventbrite.com/. Hope to see you there!
Christie Balch February 08, 2012 at 06:36 PM
And, speaking of community gardens, we are now accepting applications for plots at the Sheridan Street Community Garden: http://princegeorges.umd.edu/Community%20Garden.cfm

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