The Home and Garden Information Center (HGIC) is a state-wide program that provides outreach education to Maryland residents and beyond.
HGIC has been a national model for outreach education since 1990. Their success is the result of inter-disciplinary programming and multiple learning/teaching modes. Their educators develop web resources and are engaged in social media, direct client consultations via email and phone, classroom instruction, hands-on training, and demonstration projects.
From their website you can access:
- Earth-friendly, research-based gardening information and education: extension.umd.edu/hgic
- Certified Professional Horticulturists who will answer your garden, plant ID, and pest questions. To send your questions and upload images, click on "Ask Maryland's Gardening Experts."
- The Maryland Master Gardener program
- The Grow It Eat It program
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