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What to Plant in Central Maryland

Guidance From a Local Orchard Owner – Scott Fraser Smith:
DC NonProfit Casey Trees Presents: Organic Fruit Tree Management Plan
University of Maryland Extension: Comparison of Fruit Plants for MD Gardens
University of Maryland Extension: Fruit Growing Supplies and Organic Pest Management
Maryland Organic Food and Farming Association: Resources

Food Forests and Companion Planting

Clifton Park Food Forest
The Buzz on BioDiversity: Ecological Landscaping Association
Gaia’s Garden: a guide to home-scale permaculture by Toby Hemenway
Five permaculture videos
Edible Ecosystem Teaching Garden
Edible Forest Gardens
Edible Trails Project
Perennial Solutions
Soil Testing
Lead in Soils – What You Need to Know: Baltimore City Department of Health
Lead in Garden Soils: University of Maryland Extension
Selecting and Using a Soil Testing Laboratory: University of Maryland Extension
Soil and Plant Tissue Testing Laboratory: UMass Amherst (about $15 for lead, arsenic and cadmium soil testing – confirm prices)
Soil Safety Resource Guide for Urban Food Growers: Center for a Livable Future, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Urban Community Gardeners’ Knowledge and Perceptions of Soil Contaminant Risks, Center for a Livable Future, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Fruit Growing Supplies and Organic Pest Management

Baltimore City Resources

Neighborhood Land Locator: Power in Dirt
Ask an Expert – University of Maryland Extension: Baltimore City Master Gardeners
City Greening Resource List courtesy of: Friends of West Baltimore Squares
MD Department of Natural Resources Liasion: Baltimore City Forestry Board

Growing Fruit - University of Maryland Extension and Master Gardeners Knowledge Base

Home and Garden Information Center
UME Native Fruits Workshop 2012: Powerpoint Overview
UME Native Fruits Workshop 2012: Comparison of Fruit Plants for MD Gardens
UME Native Fruits Workshop 2012: Resources

Other University Sites
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service: Training and Pruning Fruit Trees
Ohio State University: Fruit Pathology
University of Connecticut: Integrated Pest Management – Tree Fruit
Mid Atlantic Fruit Loop: Information Portal
University of Idaho: Fruit Tree Primer

Help with Specific Fruits
Figs: University of Georgia (Follow North GA)
Pear, European: Virgina Tech
Raspberries: Ohio State University


I’m Nuts about Nuts: National Gardening Association

How-To Sites

EarthEasy: Fruit Tips from Homesteading Expert Greg Seaman
A World of Hope – John Jeavons: Expert on Mini-Farming
City Fruit: Seattle, Washington Non-Profit Orchard Program
The Urban Farmers: San Francisco, California Non-Profit Fruit Growing Experts
Mast Tree Network: Non-Profit for Restoring North America’s Native Orchards and Forests
Grow Organic Apples: Holistic Orchard Network
Starting a Community Orchard Guide (North Dakota Dept of Agriculture)

How to Espalier a tree