Community Gardens

General Information

Community GardensCommunity Gardens Tool Kit – University of Maryland Grow it Eat it

Interested in starting a community garden?

The University of Maryland Master Gardeners program will help you get started, and even provide a free soil sample testing. Contact Joyce Browning, Extension Program Assistant & Master Gardener Coordinator, Harford County 410-638-3255 or jbrowni2@umd.edu.

Did you know that representatives from the Maryland Master Gardner’s Program have a booth every Saturday at the Bel Air Farmers’ Market, April through November? These specially trained folks are there to offer advice on soil testing, gardening, landscaping, Bayscaping, creating a rainwater garden, lawn care treatment, non-pesticide, and herbicide alternatives and more.

Interested in being part of an existing local community garden?

Bel Air

Town of Bel Air Community Garden at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church. Media Coverage. 410-838-3178 for more information.

Aberdeen

Boys and Girls Club of Harford County – Aberdeen site. Media coverage. Contact staff at garden@bgcharfordco.org or 410.272.0010×16.  InformationMembership Application

Forest Hill

Grand View Farms

Havre de Grace

Havre de Grace Green Team Community Gardens – Application, Facebook page. The Havre de Grace Green Team also has a Victory Garden which is used to support local food banks, an urban orchard project in Todd’s Park, and a community compost program where community members can drop off food waste to be composted into soil. 

Aberdeen Proving Ground

APG Vegucation project

Darlington

Parks and Recreation – Francis de Silva Park, Darlington. Contact Jane Howe at janehowe@aol.com

Edgewood

Harford’s Harvest Community Garden –Edgewood Recreation Council.  Harford’s Harvest Community Gardens of Edgewood is now accepting garden plot requests for the 2017 garden season.  For further information about the Community Gardens, to include annual plot rental costs, Please contact Michael O’Hern at michael.ohern@verizon.net, or Danny Lynn O’Hern at dannyohern@verizon.net, or call 443-807-9770.

Compost

Harford Waste Disposal Center – 3241 Scarboro Road, StreetMD 21154, Phone: 410-638-3417 or 410-638-3418. The Mulch and Compost Facility is open Monday-Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. 

  • The cost for both mulch and compost is $10 per cubic yard. (Most full size pickups can handle up to 3 cubic yards of mulch or 2 cubic yards of compost depending on the size of the pickup truck bed. Never load more than what is reasonable or what your vehicle is specified to carry.)
  • Harford County residents may self-load up to three 30-gallon containers/bags of mulch or compost for FREE. Please bring your own shovels of pitch forks.

Veteran’s Compost328 Bush Chapel Rd, Aberdeen, MD 21001, (410) 935-6404

Harford County is lucky to be home to Veteran Compost, a veteran-owned business focused on turning food scraps into high quality organic compost in Maryland, DC and Virginia.  They provide food scrap collection, finished compost, and a host of other great products, and are partners with the Havre de Grace municipal compost program.

You can purchase directly from Veteran’s Compos who: 

  • Is the only company in the region permitted to collect and compost food scraps
  • Offers YARD WASTE FREE and BIOSOLIDS FREE aka chemical free
  • Has a large scale worm composting operation
  • Is 100% Wind Power and Solar Powered 
 

 

Do you know of a local community garden? If so, send us a note at info@healthyharford.org so we can add them to our list.