Community Gardens

General Information

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


Interested in starting a community garden?

Community GardensThe 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

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.


Chosen Development Corporation Community Garden – Located behind the Aberdeen Boys and Girls Club of Harford County. For more information contact Joyce Glasby; or Lonnie Vick

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 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


Parks and Recreation – Francis de Silva Park, Darlington. Contact Jane Howe at


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, or Danny Lynn O’Hern at, or call 443-807-9770.

Veteran’s Compost – 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 so we can add them to our list.