Sustainable Agriculture and Organic Twilight Meeting Tour

Please join us for an evening of food, fun and informative wagon stops to these and other unknown destinations @ the Sustainable Ag and Organic Twilight Tour
Please join us for an evening of food, fun and informative wagon stops to these and other unknown destinations @ the Sustainable Ag and Organic Twilight Tour

Upper Marlboro Research and Education Center
Rain or Sunshine
Thursday- August 11, 2016
2005 Largo Road
4:30 PM until 8:30 PM

Please join Dr. Cerriti R. R. Hooks, Dept of Entomology, and The University of Maryland Extension Service for an evening of food, fun and informative wagon stops to these and other unknown destinations at the Sustainable Ag and Organic Twilight Tour.

  • See the 3rd field season of a vegetable winter cover crop pest management trial and discuss results from prior years with Peter Coffey.
  • View and discuss with Hanna Kahl her project with Dr. Guihua Chen on: Using red clover to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance pollinators in cucurbits.
  • Dr. A. William Leslie will show and tell his latest creations on how to build an ecologically based weed management program for organic and conventional producers.
  • Hear the latest from Veronica Johnson on how post-harvest practices and environmental factors impact Bt protein degradation in genetically modified corn.
  • Hear farmer(s) discuss their on-farm weed management trials and interests, and take a peek at R 2’s demonstration on growing beans with the sterile seed-bed method.
  • Dr. Jerry Brust and friends will discuss organic cantaloupe production.
  • Guy Kilpatric will have a monologue on “Terp Farm,” a sustainable farming operation.

No payment is necessary, but must RSVP by August 01, so that all attendees can be added to the guest list. Email RSVP is highly recommended and preferred but if that is not possible, call and leave a clear description of each attendee’s name at the number below.

Email V. J. at vjohnso4@umd.edu and in the subject line write “twilight tour”. Be sure to list the name of each attendee in the email message or if you must reserve by phone, leave attendees’ names @ 301-405-4728.

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Urban Farming in Baltimore

Tyler Brown, Farm Manager at Real Food Farm, Baltimore Maryland, will be presenting about the urban farming collective and The Farm Alliance of Baltimore, at the MOFFA Winter Meeting on February 15, 2014.

Real Food Farm is Civic Works’ innovative, multi-plot urban agricultural enterprise engaged in growing fresh produce on six acres of land in Clifton Park in northeast Baltimore. They broke ground in October 2009 and since then, have been busy growing food, educating youth, partnering with community organizations, and bringing more real food to Northeast Baltimore. Real Food Farm works toward a just and sustainable food system by improving neighborhood access to healthy food, providing experience-based education, and developing an economically viable, environmentally responsible local agriculture sector.

Tyler Brown is the Farm Manager at  Real Food Farm, a project of Civic Works, Inc. engaged in growing fresh produce on six acres of land in Clifton Park in northeast Baltimore. Since October 2009, Tyler and Real Food Farm  have been busy growing food, educating youth, partnering with community organizations, and bringing more real food to Northeast Baltimore. He is a Baltimore City Master Gardener and an Urban Trainer in the Future Harvest Beginning Farmer Training Program; currently an advisory board member for the Baltimore City Food Policy Advisory Committee, and Community Greening Resource Network; and a founding member of The Farm Alliance of Baltimore City.

MOFFA, the Maryland Organic Food and Farming Association 23rd Annual Winter Meeting, is on Saturday February 15, 2014, from 8 am to 5:00 pm, at the Maryland Department of Agriculture Building, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway in Annapolis.

Registration is $20 for non-members and $5 for members. Membership is $25 for one year or $45 for two years. Registration is at the door.