Take a tour with us for National Public Gardens Week! All this week on campus, we are offering tours of some of the highlights of our collections. See what we have to offer and register for a tour today!
Governor Larry Hogan proclaims May 8, 2019 as State Employee Recognition Day
A little—or a lot of—wind didn’t stop an estimated 86,000-plus people from enjoying a day of learning and discovery at Saturday’s Maryland Day, the 21st annual celebration of all things UMD.
Did you know, in April 1788 Maryland became a state? To celebrate our statehood the campus Arboretum and Botanical Garden wants to inspire Maryland pride and celebrate the Old Line State with an informative article that goes beyond listing our state symbols. We invite you to continue reading to learn more about the symbols of the state of Maryland and the efforts made on campus to celebrate our statehood and important historical figures.
The University of Maryland’s Community Learning Garden (CLG) was awarded funds from the U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG) and American Public Gardens Association who have partnered to offer support to established urban agriculture and other urban food-growing programs at public gardens affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In total, $378,000 was awarded to 28 public gardens across the United States to help sustain urban agriculture and community food growing during this challenging time.
Spring 2020 hallmarks a decade of harvests from the University of Maryland Community Learning Garden. While campus is eerily still and almost empty, the CLG continues to find meaningful ways to serve our campus community, most impactful is its contributions to the UMD Campus Pantry. When the CLG team heard that the demand for the Campus Pantry’s provisions was increasing due to the health crisis, immediately, it was decided that all produce harvested from the Garden will be donated to the Campus Pantry in 2020
If you parked in Lot 6, or noticed the construction behind Oakland Hall along Hwy 193, you may have seen our Campus Creek restoration in progress this past fall. Read on for more information about this important project from our campus Stormwater Manager and Maintenance Inspector, Michael Carmichael.