July Gardening Tips

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  Upcoming Events:

Participate this year by taking the Buy Local Challenge. This years dates are July 19th through July 26th and also corresponds with the Farm Tour and Harvest Sale (July 25th and July 26th). Come out and support local agricultural food production during the Buy Local Challenge as well as throughout the entire growing season.
http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/agservices/buylocal.html

  • July 25th: King Barn Dairy MOOseum Farm Tour and Harvest Sale iKing_Barn_Mooseum_logon Germantown, MD
    • Support your local dairy farmers and visit the King Barn Dairy MOOseum and take a tour and enjoy fresh dairy products including ice cream to cool you off on a hot July day!


  •  August 1st: On Saturday, August 1st there will be lots of opportunities to learn about gardening for all ages at the Agriculture History Farm Park, Derwood, MD! See below for details on the August 1st Grow It Eat It event.header_GrowItEatIt_0

Discover Trees! – for 6th through 8th Grade Children

Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 – 8:45am to 10:45am
Agriculture History Farm Park, Derwood, Md.
Come learn about the wonderful world of trees! Learn about the science of trees, how trees give us food, the connection between trees and people, caring for trees, and do a tree-related craft.

Establishing a School Garden

Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 – 8:45am to 9:45am
Agriculture History Farm Park, Derwood, Md.
Come learn tried and true ways to establish and maintain a school garden. The who, what, where and when information that you need to create and sustain garden education at your children’s school. Learn simple hands-on gardening projects that can be implemented with kids in school.

Discover Flowers! – for 4th and 5th Grade Children

Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 – 8:45am to 10:45am
Agriculture History Farm Park, Derwood, Md.
Come learn about the wonderful world of flowers! Learn about the science of flowers, flower families, how flowers help people, how to craft with flowers, and how flowers can send messages!

Grow It Eat It Summer Event

Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 – 9:00am to 1:30pm
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Learn how to keep your garden going. Visit our demonstration, attend the tomato tasting, meet with our garden consultants, and attend classes, demonstrations, and our much larger plant sale this year! The plant sale will include many of the plants and items discussed in the classes and…

Discover Bugs! – for 2nd and 3rd Grade Children

Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 – 9:45am to 11:45am
Agriculture History Farm Park, Derwood, Md.
Come learn about bugs! Talk to specialists about good and bad bugs, see bugs in action, explore bug homes, and see bugs in our garden. Children will craft a mason bee home to take home!

Lunch Box at the August 1st Grow It Eat It Event

Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 – 10:30am to 1:30pm
Agriculture History Farm Park, Derwood, Md.
This order form is to pre-purchase lunch for the August 1st Grow It Eat It Event. Event information can be found here: http://extension.umd.edu/growit/montgomery-county-vegetable-gardening-classes-and-events Order lunch to pick up at the event. Lunches will be available after 10:30 am. Lunches come…

Fairy House Workshop!

Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 – 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Agriculture History Farm Park, Derwood, Md.
Join us for a Fairy House workshop at the August 1st Grow It Eat It event. Using natural materials, we’ll build whimsical houses for our garden fairy friends. All supplies will be included for the workshop but feel free to bring interesting dried flowers or seed pods from your own garden to add a…

Hot Water Bath Canning

Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 – 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Agriculture History Farm Park, Derwood, Md.
In this 4 hour session, we will be discussing the types of canned products that can be made at home, the ingredients needed, the necessary equipment and supplies, food safety considerations and the basic steps of water bath canning. You will spend time in the kitchen preparing and canning a jellied…

 

 

 

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