03
Aug

Anne Arundel & Prince George’s Urban Farming Work Group Meeting

August 24, 2021 10:00 am to 2:30 pm Attention urban farmers and those interested in urban farming, the Anne Arundel County, Prince Georges County and Baltimore City Extension faculty are starting an urban agriculture working group initiative for the area. The First Meeting of the Anne Arundel and Prince George’s Urban Farming Work Group will be held on August 24, 2021. We will begin the day by meeting at 10:00 a.m. at the Anne Arundel County Extension Office (directions) for introductions. At 10:20 we will travel to the Gambrills Flower Farm for a tour of the operation. Then reconvene at the Anne Arundel Extension Office for lunch.  From 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. we will form the Anne Arundel and Prince George’s Urban Farming Work Group with our first task of holding a brainstorming session to develop an urban farming initiative. The work group working with Extension faculty will lead the urban farming initiative, by planning educational workshops to assist urban farmers in topics such as business planning, land access and zoning regulations, IPM, machinery and production technologies for vegetables, fruits, livestock and high value specialty crops. The meeting is free, but registration is required. Please share this information to urban farmers and interested parties that you know. To register: Click Here To see the latest Ag News: Click Here
August 3, 2021 / Uncategorized / Keli Kirby / Permalink
04
Jun

Fertilize Your Lawn Responsibly

Maryland's lawn fertilizer law helps protect the Chesapeake Bay from excess nutrients entering its waters from lawns and other managed grassy areas. If you fertilize your lawn yourself, go to the Maryland Department of Agriculture website to learn how to prevent excess nutrients from washing off your property and into storm drains, streams and rivers that feed the Bay. https://mda.maryland.gov/SiteAssets/Pages/fertilizer/HowToFertilizeYourLawn.pdf
June 4, 2020 / Uncategorized / Jamie Tiralla / Permalink
14
Sep

Anne Arundel County Land Preservation Programs

Anne Arundel County provides opportunities to landowners through an Agricultural Preservation Easement Program that will ensure your land is available for the next generation. Landowners interested in preserving their land from development may qualify for one or more programs offered through Anne Arundel County in partnership with the Maryland Department of Agriculture and Department of Natural Resources. To hear more about the programs call (410) 222-7317 or click here.

Overview

Landowners interested in preserving their land from development may qualify for one or more programs offered through Anne Arundel County in partnership with the Maryland Department of Agriculture and Department of Natural Resources. The most recent offers made through these programs ranged from $6,000 to $8,000 per acre.

How To Apply

The County has three primary planning documents that establish goals and strategies relating to agricultural and woodland preservation. These include the General Development Plan, South County Small Area Plan, and Land Preservation, Parks, and Recreation Plan. These plans are comprised of policies, recommendations, and strategies related primarily to promoting agriculture and forestry as a viable sector of the local economy; encouraging the use of best management practices, to reduce nutrient runoff, and promote healthy streams; discourage the loss of prime agricultural and forest land to development; and working cooperatively with State agencies and property owners to increase the amount of land protected through easement acquisition.
Visit Anne Arundel County Recreation & Parks for more information. Download Brochure
September 14, 2018 / Uncategorized / Jamie Tiralla / Permalink
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