Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Urban Agriculture Station Seminar

The Plant Sciences and Landscape Architecture department and the University of Maryland Extension are teaming up on a design competition for a proposed urban agriculture center at the Greenbelt Metro Station. They are hosting an Urban Agriculture Station Seminar this Friday (4/13) on campus with some great guest speakers.

Insterested in learning more? Contact Christie Balch, University of Maryland Extension Program Coordinator, at


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