Carroll County Master Gardeners – News

Heirloom Tomato Festival

The Heirloom Tomato Festival was a huge success!

  • 35 Heirloom Tomato Varieties
  • 25 different foods prepared featuring tomatoes were available for sampling
  • 16 lbs, 11 oz of  leftover tomatoes were donated to the South Carroll Senior Center
  • The Tomato Festival Committee plus 33 additional volunteers helped with the festival

Photos by Susan Williamson

From the Carroll County Forestry Board

Carroll County Forestry Board is pleased to announce they are now accepting orders for Free Backyard Buffer seedling packets for all Carroll County residents within 300 feet of a water body. Carroll County Forestry Board is also accepting registration for the ‘Fish Grow On Trees’ workshop. This year, the workshop focuses on streamside forest benefits for Maryland wildlife, including native brook trout restoration and federally endangered bog turtles.

Here are the links:

a) Backyard Buffer Seedling Giveaway

b) Fish Grow On Trees Workshop

For additional questions, please contact Maryland Forest Service at

Got Gardening Questions? Ask A Master Gardener Booths

Carroll County Master Gardeners are now available to answer your questions about home gardens and landscapes at the the following places:

  • Carroll County Farmer’s Market Saturdays at a booth located in the Breezeway between Burns Hall and Alesia Hall (Red Buildings)
  • The Sykesville Farmers’ Market, second Sunday of each month,  9 to 1, starting July 9 through September (The Market is in the lot behind Becks).
  • Manchester Post Office
  • North Carroll Library