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.
In a new collaborative study out of UMD and Cornell University, researchers find that as little as 10 minutes of leisure time experiencing nature can measurably improve your mental health and wellbeing.
Did you see the recent feature on our staff in The Diamondback?
At the center of McKeldin Mall, a sunny, bustling hub of crisscrossing Terps on their way to and from class, nine people dressed in all white stand completely still. One poses at the head of a bed of tulips, arms outstretched. Another slouches on the sundial, while still another lies motionless on a bench. They barely bat an eye as passersby pause, stare or even snap a picture.
What started as a family planting project for Michael Ross and his son, Andrew, turned into a significant contribution to the University of Maryland (UMD) Arboretum.