Farming for Knowledge, Community

CSM, Farming 4 Hunger Offer Community Education Courses

The College of Southern Maryland is partnering with Farming 4 Hunger, a Southern Maryland-based non-profit organization, to offer community education classes on gardening and farming. The classes, the majority of which are held at Serenity Farm in Benedict, begin March 28.

Registration for these home and garden courses are accepted up to the day prior to the start of class and can be made online, through walk-in registration at any campus and the Waldorf Center or by mail using a downloadable form.

 “Mulching Nature’s Way” is 1-5 p.m., March 28 and will cover how to mulch using natural products such as leaves, twigs and flowers, and which types of mulches work best for flower or vegetable gardens.

“Urban Gardening,” is 1-5 p.m., April 18 and will cover how to make the most out of yard space for growing fruits and vegetables. Watering and space-saving techniques will be demonstrated.

“Small Scale Composting” is 1-5 p.m., May 9 and will cover how to recycle natural waste products using four composting methods and how to determine which is most suitable for the individual

“Wildflowers” is from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesdays, April 1-22 on the Prince Frederick Campus. The class will discuss the ecology, taxonomy and anatomy of wildflowers native to Maryland. The instructor, Dr. Harry Alden, a Calvert County resident of 18 years, will be presenting photographs from his exhaustive search of the various ecosystems of Southern Maryland.

Students must register at least one day before the class begins. For information on these courses as well as others offered this spring, visit http://www.csmd.edu/CommunityEducation/ or contact 301-539-4760 or conedops@csmd.edu.

 

Calendar

CSM Continuing Education: “Mulching Nature’s Way.” 1-5 p.m., March 28. Serenity Farm, 6932 Serenity Farm Road, Benedict. Mulch is a natural process that occurs regularly in nature with fallen leaves, twigs and flowers. Benefits of using different types of mulches will be discussed. Students will engage in practical application of the skills taught in class. $59. conedops@csmd.edu, 301-539-4760, http://www.csmd.edu/CommunityEducation/.

 

CSM Continuing Education: “Wildflowers.” 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesdays, April 1-22. College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Building A, Room A-217, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. Discover the numerous wildflowers of Southern Maryland from a wide range of habitats. Topics discussed will be the ecology, taxonomy and relationships as well as the floral anatomy of these plants. This course will be taught by Dr. Harry Alden. $129. conedops@csmd.edu, 301-539-4760, http://www.csmd.edu/CommunityEducation/.

 

CSM Continuing Education: “Urban Gardening.” 1-5 p.m., April 18. Serenity Farm, 6932 Serenity Farm Road, Benedict. This course will teach students how to make the most out of their yard space in order to grow their own garden. Watering and space-saving techniques will be taught. Students will engage in practical application of the skills taught in class. $59. conedops@csmd.edu, 301-539-4760, http://www.csmd.edu/CommunityEducation/.

 

CSM Continuing Education: “Small Scale Composting.” 1-5 p.m., May 9. Serenity Farm, 6932 Serenity Farm Road, Benedict. Composting is the most practical and convenient way to handle yard wastes. This course will teach students different methods to determine which works best for them. Students will engage in practical application of the skills taught in class. $59. conedops@csmd.edu, 301-539-4760, http://www.csmd.edu/CommunityEducation/.

 

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