About Us

How It Works

With generous grant funding, donations, inter-departmental support and extraordinary student commitment, the University of Maryland's Public Health Garden went from an idea to an active community garden - where students, faculty and staff gather to learn, grow, live, laugh and eat - in less than one year's time. On a weekly basis, students meet to hand-pull weeds, plant, water and share the harvest. Throughout the school year, the garden serves as a living classroom and hosts an array of educational experiences and guests. Throughout the summer, it grows, grows and grows!

Mission Statement

The Public Health Garden at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD), is a student teaching and community garden demonstrating sustainable agriculture and environmental best practices in support of public, environmental and community health. Our mission is to:
  1. Exemplify the values of environmental stewardship, agricultural sustainability, physical activity, balanced diets, and environmental health
  2. Serve as a living classroom where faculty, staff, and students can engage in experiential education on issues directly related to agriculture and community, public, and environmental health
  3. Become a central meeting point and community building tool for the School of Public Health and the UMD community
Join us by contacting publichealthgarden@gmail.com.

Currently Recruiting: Communications Manager

Currently Recruiting: Volunteer Coordinator

Want to get more involved?  We are currently seeking self-starting, energetic gardeners who want to be a part of our executive team.  Please contact publichealthgarden@gmail.com with your resume and statement of interest.