This past weekend, Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners were asked to help the first lady, Katie O’Malley, plant a vegetable garden at the Governor’s Mansion. We went to the mansion on Tuesday to do the prep work and to do a majority of the planting. We left one end of the garden, as well as four containers, to be planted during the media event on Saturday. The weather was great and we were greeted by the chef, Medford Canby, who was carrying a plate of freshly baked muffins!
Along with the Master Gardener volunteers, their were volunteers from the Department of Agriculture and their children. We were able to invite four people who attended the Grow It It Eat It seminars that we gave back in March. They were all new to the world of vegetable gardening and they were able to get some hands-on experience.
If you find yourself walking in Annapolis, stop by and take a look. It is located right next to the infamous fountain. As it turns out, there was a victory garden located in the same place during WW II. Next time, I’ll give you a tour of what we planted.
I feel that I should thank the businesses that donated to the project. River Hill Nursery in Clarksville donated plants and seeds, Bowen’s Farm Supply in Annapolis donated plants and potting soil And Knopp’s Farm in Severn donated plants.
What a great example for the citizens of Maryland to plant a garden at the governor’s mansion!