The Public Health Garden at the University of Maryland, College Park, is a student teaching and community garden demonstrating sustainable agriculture and environmental best practices in support of public, environmental and community health. This blog will follow our adventures designing, implementing, maintaining, & enjoying the garden.
All we need to do is work with the group to establish a design that suits the UMD aesthetic, falls within the budget ($1,000) and mark a date that we can have a volunteer build day. The goal is to have the arbor built by Maryland Day, April 28.
We would like to get together during regular scheduled garden hours (4-6pm) on Thursday Feb. 23 to establish a design for the arbor. Please try to do some research/ Google image searches on arbors and come with some good ideas in mind. During this time we will also try to estimate material quantities and types so we can get an order in to the lumber distributor. Volunteer arbor install dates we are looking at that work for the PHG calendar are March 11, April 1 and April 15.