Fruits & Vegetables

Part of our Master Gardener mission is to help Marylanders improve their health and save money by growing fresh vegetables, fruits, and herbs using sustainable practices.  By attending our gardening classes, summer twilight sessions or joining us on workdays at our demonstration gardens, you can learn how to successfully grow your own vegetables, fruits and herbs.  We also host an annual Heirloom Tomato Festival in August at the Carroll County Farmers Market where you can learn about and taste dozens of heirloom tomato varieties.

Sykesville Community Garden Main Street, Sykesville, MD

The Sykesville Community Garden was established in 2012 as a way for the local community to get involved in gardening activities.   It is an educational garden for children and adults where everyone shares in the work, reward of planting and maintaining the garden through three growing seasons.

This is a true community project.   Anyone who participates shares in the harvest.  Anyone can come and pick a tomato, cucumber, fresh herbs or whatever they need for dinner that night.

Anyone is welcome to join us.  We are located behind the townhouse on the hill off on main street near the gazebo.

For more information, visit our  Facebook page:
Contact: Laura Donnell 410-300-9185 or e-mail:

Grow It Eat It Demonstration Gardens

Carroll County Master Gardeners have demonstration areas both in raised beds near the extension office and a larger garden area behind the Ag Center.  The raised beds by the extension office showcase different gardening techniques like how to properly mulch a tree, various cover crops or techniques to extend the growing season.

In addition to raised beds, the garden area behind the ag center contain various fruit trees and small fruits including apples, quince, kiwi, blueberries, grapes, strawberries and raspberries.  The garden area also contains a water garden, asparagus patch and pollinator bed.  The garden area behind the Ag Center is open to the public during workdays and during summer twilight sessions.  Come join us to learn about pruning, weed identification, irrigation and many other gardening techniques.

More Information

If you are looking for information fruits and vegetables, try the University of Maryland’s Home and Garden Information Center.  If you are experiencing a problem with your garden, try our plant clinics tab.