Read More

md is the first state to ban bee killing pesticides for consumer use

Neonicotinoids are a newer class of insecticides that are chemically related to nicotine. Like nicotine, they act on certain receptors in the central nervous system. In insects, they cause paralysis and death. After becoming concerned about the use of neonicotinoids and the health risks they pose to bees, as well as local waterways and other […]

Posted: April 8 2016
Read More

pesticides show up in rainwater in four agricultural watersheds

Read this 2008 study on the University of Nebraska's Digital Commons. The study publishes research supported by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program done in 2003 and 2004, which found statistically significant levels of herbicides and insecticides in rainwater in Maryland, Indiana, Nebraska, and California. We'd like to know how these […]

Posted: January 3 2016
Read More

JOB POSTING: civic works food and farm director in baltimore, MD

POSITION SUMMARY: Civic Works, Inc. seeks a creative, independent individual who has leadership experience and a shown passion for Food Access, Urban Greening or Farm initiatives.  This new position will work to maintain and expand programs that are working to promote urban agriculture, provide higher access to fresh fruits and vegetables, and train individuals for […]

Posted: June 27 2015
Read More

urban ag in baltimore

URBAN GREEN: HOOP HOUSES REPLACE ROW HOUSES IN BALTIMORE'S SANDTOWN by Alia Malek BALTIMORE, Md. — In Sandtown, Douglas Wheeler looks out with satisfaction over the abandoned city-block-turned-farm where he works growing all sorts of greens and lettuce — “but never iceberg” — and remembers how it used to be. “This lot was a garden […]

Posted: May 20 2014
Read More

land in maryland needs a farmer

Farmer needed for land located 8 miles outside Washington, DC, in Montgomery County,MD. Historic property on 2 acres has two existing organic, fenced gardens; smokehouse and root cellar—plus enough additional sunny space to create hoop gardens or greenhouse.  Will rent or barter to interested party.

Posted: March 7 2013
Read More

baltimore non-profit seeks intern

TALMAR Gardens and Horticultural Therapy Center is a non-profit farm established to provide a therapeutic and recreational environment offering horticultural therapy and vocational skills training opportunities for people with special needs. With frequent help from our program participants, we grow flowers, vegetables and herbs using sustainable and organic methods. Interns will participate in a […]

Posted: February 11 2013
Read More

intern at side by side farm

Side by Side Farm is accepting applications for 2 part-time interns for the 2013 season. Our farm is located in an idyllic setting, less than an hour’s drive north of Baltimore. This position would be perfect for persons looking to gain solid farming experience who are not yet able to commit to a full-time position. […]

Posted: December 11 2012
Read More

community outreach coordinator at real food farm

Real Food Farm is pleased to announce the opening of the Community Outreach Coordinator position. This is a 1-year VISTA position starting November 2012. Real Food Farm is Civic Works’innovative urban agricultural enterprise engaged in growing fresh produce on six acres of land in Clifton Park in northeast Baltimore. We broke ground in October 2009 […]

Posted: September 3 2012
Read More

baltimore county young farmers

on the radio!  Thanks for Charlotte Heyrman for sending us the link. Listen HERE to the segment on the Marc Steiner show. This week on the show, we’ll speak with three farmers who work small parcels of land in Baltimore County. Becky and Jack Gurly operate Calvert’s Gift Farm in Sparks, MD, where they grow […]

Posted: August 2 2012
Read More

maryland tractor workshop

Tractor Operation and Maintenance Workshop at the Accokeek Foundation Saturday, April 14 – Sunday, April 15, 2012– 8:30am to 5:00 pm This two-day, hands-on workshop demystifies tractors and empowers their users to operate and maintain their machines more safely, and with greater skill and confidence. Day one focuses on the fundamentals of tractor operation; reviewing […]

Posted: March 22 2012
Read More

mobilizing & organizing conference

Mobilizing and Organizing From Below June 1st - 3rd, 2012 Baltimore, Maryland * 2640 Mobilizing and Organizing from Below will be a gathering of activists and organizers, workers and parents, revolutionaries and militants and radicals and dissenters, dedicated to increasing our ability to come together and challenge the systems of exploitation and oppression that have […]

Posted: February 22 2012
Read More

assistant farm manager - oakland, MD

Backbone Food Farm is hiring an Assistant Farm Manager to work with us for the 2012 growing season and subsequent years to come.  We are looking for a person to join our crew to supervise, in conjunction with the two head farmers, our 12 acre produce operation.  Our season runs March 15- October 30. About […]

Posted: December 12 2011
Read More

beginning farmer training - chesapeake area

Now Accepting Applications for the 2012 Beginner Farmer Training Program Future Harvest-Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture is now accepting applications from new farmers across the Chesapeake region interested in participating in the Beginner Farmer Training Program (BFTP) 2012 program year. We recruit five to ten trainees, mostly college graduates with some farming experience and a […]

Posted: October 31 2011
Read More

live-on-farm opportunity - MD

Seeking tenants for a farmhouse in Finksburg, MD.  Here's a note from the young farmer neighbors.  Email McKenzie for more information. mckenzieditter at Our landlords are perfect. Cherokee and her sisters Pawnee and Shawnee grew up in the house for rent during the 50's and 60's. Their parents moved here right after WWII so […]

Posted: September 19 2011
Read More

greenhorns in baltimore

Thursday! rain or shine. Come for any and all of it. FREE and open to everyone. walk/ run/ ride/ drive. all details at

Posted: September 13 2011
Read More

hamilton crop circle

Arthur and the Hamilton Crop Circle crowd have big plans for Baltimore farming. We'll be there on September 15  and the crop circle will be there for years. This is a lot easier and more fun than applying for grants from rich foundations. chip in and make it happen.

Posted: September 6 2011