Planting and Maintaining Your GardenPlanting and tending a garden within the constraints of a school year presents unique issues. Find suggestions on gardens that thrive within the school year calendar.
The following resources will help you make a planting plan and understand the basics of garden maintenance.
- Master Gardeners are trained volunteers that can help you plan, plant, and maintain your garden and may be contacted via email.
- American Community Gardening Association offers how-to manuals and other resources to members to assist in planting, growing, financing, and learning in your garden.
Many organizations provide either free or reduced plants and trees for your garden; below are some that are recommended:
- University of Maryland Extension has compiled a list of 20 vegetable crops for school gardens.
- Community Greening Resource Network holds free seedling and gardening materials giveaways for members throughout the growing season.
- The Baltimore Orchard Project offers tools to help determine the best fruit trees for your site, manage pests, and obtain fruit trees for your space.
- Blue Water Baltimore’s Herring Run Nursery sells native plants grown in the Chesapeake Bay watershed region.
- Fruit Tree Planting Foundation is a non-profit organization that seeks to plant fruit trees to alleviate hunger. They provide guides to planting, pruning, and aftercare as well as orchard grant applications.
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- Tree Baltimore is an umbrella organization for Baltimore City and organizations who want to increase the urban tree canopy. This resource page guides you through planting trees in your space.