Yesterday, I attended the vegetable garden workshop at the Old Parish House on Knox Road. The Committee for the Better Environment organized the event. Some 50+ residents attended the event.

Dave Kneipp, a master gardener with the University of Maryland Extension’s “Grow It Eat It” program, presented the 12 steps of starting a vegetable garden: planning, selecting a site, preparing your soil, planting crops, and maintenance. Linna Ferguson later made another presentation on how to grow own food locally.

From the discussion, it was obvious to everyone, no matter how little time or space they have, they can grow their own food.

I’d like to try out some of these techniques in my garden this Spring and Summer.

In case you could not attend, you can still find the resources in UMD’s “Grow It, Eat It” website.