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IN THE NEWS: UME’s Growing Healthy Habits Program

Rosa Parada-Reidy knows exactly what she and her 8-year-old daughter Catherine will be doing when school gets out this year — gardening. The mother-daughter duo already has spent time tending to their bamboo, lilac hydrangea and sweet pea plants, but the message of just how much time will be spent...

Master Gardener Mania at UMD

Hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers from across the state descended upon the University of Maryland’s College Park campus Wednesday, May 22 for the annual Maryland Master Gardener Training Day. Maryland Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by University of Maryland professionals to educate state...

Grow It Eat It Team Wows Crowds at the White House

For the second year in a row, a group of University of Maryland Extension (UME) experts spent part of their Easter weekend at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with the First family. A team of six faculty, staff and Master Gardeners from UME’s Grow It Eat It program was invited to attend the 135th White...

Congrats to the 2013 AGNR Alumni Awards Recipients!

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2013 College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumni Awards! The honorees were celebrated at an awards banquet held at the University of Maryland's Riggs Alumni Center on April 16. The College of AGNR Alumni Chapter selected the award winners from a pool...

New Look for Extension!

The arrival of spring brings many things to our world—warmth and light, new growth, and this year, a new website for the University of Maryland Extension! The redesigned Extension website features a fresh new appearance that mirrors that of its sponsoring college, the College of Agriculture and...

Grow It Eat It Heads to the White House Easter Egg Roll!

Members of the University of Maryland Extension (UME) Grow It Eat It team are heading to Washington, D.C. for the 135th annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, April 1! This is the second year representatives from UME’s Grow It Eat It and Master Gardeners programs have been invited to the...

Gear up for Spring with the HGIC!

Spring will soon be in full-swing all across Maryland and the experts at the University of Maryland’s Home and Garden Information Center (HGIC) are standing by to help you make this your most successful growing season yet! The following are four common questions coming into the HGIC website and...

WATCH: Women of UME Featured on TERPVISION

A University of Maryland Extension (UME) project that aims to empower women in Afghanistan by teaching them to grow and sell their own food was featured in the latest episode of TERPVISION, produced by the University of Maryland. Watch the full piece here: Click here to read more about the UME...

Federal Funding Cuts Affect Nutrition Education Program

The first two months of 2013 have been rocky ones for University of Maryland Extension (UME) educators who work to help low income Marylanders eat healthier. On New Year’s Day, leaders of UME’s Food Supplement Nutrition Education (FSNE) program learned that their budget for the current fiscal year...

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