Maryland Grows

Category: Food Gardening


Cool-Season Vegetables: First, Fresh, Foods from the Garden

Erica got us all thinking about spring crops in December and her New Year’s Day article made me feel hopeful and excited about growing food in 2021. So let’s get this season started as soon as possible with cool-season crops….

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Readers’ 2020 Gardening Highlights

Last week, we asked readers to share any notable stories, projects, or accomplishments from their past year in gardening activities. We received some great submissions. We will feature a portion of the submissions in this post and more in the…

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Hope and resilience in the garden

“Happy 2021!” we all said at midnight, and then we had to stop and think about it. Hopefully, we said. Relatively speaking. Couldn’t be worse. In any case, we are glad to see 2020 behind us. It has been a…

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Send in your gardening highlights from 2020!

Planting seeds

As we weather the winter months and dream about goals for our 2021 growing seasons, we thought it would be fun, interesting, and informative to share some highlights from your 2020 season. Do you have anything notable to share? Such…

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Growing and Working for Food Justice in Baltimore

Corn field

COVID-19 has been devastating for poor people and people of color. Systemic racism and economic inequality have resulted in higher death rates for Black and Hispanic people. Food insecurity is twice as likely to affect Black and Hispanic households as…

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Hot cocoa, bugs, and forests

Last week my neighborhood hosted the traditional Christmas tree lighting event. Usually this event involves lighting the large Christmas tree across my street, having Santa come visit the kids on the firefighter truck, and sharing a cup of warm chocolate…

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Master Gardener Project Makes Discovery Commemorating the Remarkable Life of Jane Gates

The Jane Gates Heritage House located on Greene Street in Cumberland, Maryland is a non-profit museum and community center started by John and Sukh Gates to honor the spirit of John’s third great-grandmother, Jane Gates (c. 1819 – 1888). Jane…

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