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Cheryl Carmona

Roland Park Country School

Boone Street Farm

Cheryl Carmona has been gardening in Baltimore for eight years. Her interest in sustainable agriculture led her to an environmental science masters program at the University of Maryland, where she studied agricultural soil and watershed sciences. With this training, Carmona has been working to build an urban agriculture project that uses sustainable practices to raise awareness about the connections between agriculture and the environment, grow healthy food, and develop an urban community around agriculture. Carmona’s extensive background in soil and environmental science, coupled with nutrient management skills, bring a whole lot to the table when it comes to converting material, often deemed waste, into organic fertilizer.

Cheryl will be speaking at the Maryland Fairs

Workshops

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Building Soil Health from the Ground Up

This talk focuses on practical land management techniques to use for building soil health and producing healthy crops. Nutrient management and building a healthy and diverse soil microbiome for nutrient cycling are among the topics of discussion. The health of our soil and plants are deeply connected, and this presentation also touches on practical ways of identifying soil health issues through plant observation.
Modern Homesteading Keynote

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Maryland, Sunday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Mother Earth News Stage