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100 square foot garden – Derwood 2015!

This is a guest post by Mary Anne Normile, Montgomery County MG heading the 100 square foot garden team at our demonstration garden. As you walk down the main path of the Derwood Demonstration Garden, you may have noticed something…

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What did we learn? Tips and highlights from 2014 Grow100 – 4-Rs Gardening and New to Gardening categories

I was impressed by the ingenuity, determination, and gardening skill of the contestants. Here are some of the highlights from two of the three categories:4-Rs Gardening (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink) Laura Gillen built a cold frame from recycled materials, depends…

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Grow100 Category Winners!

“Wouldn’t it be neat to have a contest to see what people could do with 100 square feet of food gardening space”? UME Master Gardeners active in the Grow It Eat It program asked themselves this question last year and…

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Grow100 Check in Period 3 Winner!

Bzzzt!  Trowels down! The first Grow100 competition is over! We had a ton of great submissions.  Here, we are highlighting our favorite entry from the third round of check-ins.  Next week we will unveil our overall favorites in each category…

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Grow100 Period 2 Update and Winner

Gardeners have shared some great insights along with stories of bountiful harvests and losses to pests. And people are busy filling vacant spots with fall vegetable seeds and plants. David Marcovitz of Baltimore County is our pick for this period’s…

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Grow100 Check-in Period 1 Winner and Highlights

Here they are!  The results from the first Grow100 update period!  We were impressed with the amount of participation from Marylanders (and a few out of state folks as well!).  In total, 28 gardeners sent in info to the first…

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Announcing Grow100: the Grow It Eat It Food Gardening Challenge

Only have a small space for gardening in? Think that means you can’t grow vegetables to feed your family? It’s just not so! We can teach you how to use the space you have, and then you can share your…

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