Terp Farm

Terp Farm University of Maryland's sustainable campus vegetable farm - growing food for the campus and those in need in our community
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The University of Maryland Department of Dining Services is excited to announce available student staff positions to sup...
02/11/2021

The University of Maryland Department of Dining Services is excited to announce available student staff positions to support the Terp Farm for the 2021 growing season! 

Application deadline is February 28, 2021 
Interviews will be conducted virtually during the second week of March.

Terp Farm is a four-season sustainable vegetable and cut flower farm located 15 miles from campus at the University’s Central Maryland Research and Education Center, Upper Marlboro Facility. Established in 2014 as collaboration between the Department of Dining Services and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the farm provides fresh produce to the campus dining halls and food-insecure members of the campus community through donations to the UMD Campus Pantry. Additionally, the farm has served as a “living laboratory” for students of the University to engage in practical farming applications and learn skills and concepts that are imperative to running a successful farming operation.

The Terp Farm team is seeking student staff members for employment on the farm for the 2021 season. The position runs from April through November. Wages start at $12/hr. The Terp Farm Manager will provide support to the Terp Farm Student Staff by incorporating education and mentorship throughout the workday, as well as opportunities for field trips and workshops based upon student staff interest.

To Apply:

Send an updated resume and cover letter describing your interest in the position to [email protected]. Include “Terp Farm Student Staff Application” in the subject line. 
In your cover letter please provide responses to the following:

Describe your qualifications for the position. 
Explain what outcomes you hope to gain from this experience.
Tell us why you want to be a part of the Terp Farm Team.

Many Thanks,
Terp Farm Team

Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems
01/25/2021

Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems

Do you have experience growing seedlings but want to expand your skills and improve outcomes? Join UCSC Farm Managers Christof Bernau & Kellee Matsush*ta-Tseng for a free online three-day course on organic seedling production. February 8-10, 9:30am-12:30pm. http://tinyurl.com/organicseedling

These napa cabbage babies are feeling pretty happy.
03/08/2020

These napa cabbage babies are feeling pretty happy.

Spring means Spring Mix!
03/06/2020

Spring means Spring Mix!

As we shared last year, 20% of UMD students are struggling to access food. Through the Campus Pantry, we provide emergen...
03/04/2020

As we shared last year, 20% of UMD students are struggling to access food. Through the Campus Pantry, we provide emergency food to any Terp in need - and you can continue to help this cause! As of Dec. 2019, we have provided food for over 8,590 visits to the Campus Pantry.

An exciting update about our efforts, through successful fundraising, we are expanding the UMD Campus Pantry to its own dedicated space which will include refrigeration, freezers, a private meeting room, and cooking demonstration area. We are in the design phase and gearing up for construction this summer. The new features and expanded space will allow us to better meet the needs of Terps who are struggling with food insecurity.

Please consider donating today, March 4, to support the work of the UMD Campus Pantry: https://givingday.umd.edu/campaigns/campus-food-pantry-fund

mmmmmouse attack!
01/30/2020

mmmmmouse attack!

Welcome to the world little #Aster
01/27/2020

Welcome to the world little #Aster

Garlic all tucked in, also to prevent the crows from digging up and pecking the cloves.
11/27/2019

Garlic all tucked in, also to prevent the crows from digging up and pecking the cloves.

From the sky in Late August over Terp Farm.  @ Terp Farm
08/28/2019

From the sky in Late August over Terp Farm. @ Terp Farm

Good to have you back in the saddle @j_murphy9
08/26/2019

Good to have you back in the saddle @j_murphy9

Loaded up and ready to plant.
07/26/2019

Loaded up and ready to plant.

Basil game is peak.
07/22/2019

Basil game is peak.

First crop of #basil looking lush about a week away from harvesting. @umddining and @umdgreentidings will be happy about...
07/08/2019

First crop of #basil looking lush about a week away from harvesting. @umddining and @umdgreentidings will be happy about this!

The heat was hot, but they were not deterred.
07/06/2019

The heat was hot, but they were not deterred.

Little panorama of Terp Farm on the last day of June, 2019. @ Terp Farm
07/01/2019

Little panorama of Terp Farm on the last day of June, 2019. @ Terp Farm

Whoa, peppers, you look good!
06/28/2019

Whoa, peppers, you look good!

Bloomin' purple diakon.
06/14/2019

Bloomin' purple diakon.

Getting the flower market display ready for first CSA distribution tomorrow.
06/12/2019

Getting the flower market display ready for first CSA distribution tomorrow.

We've been working very hard to get the new high tunnel ready for this season's planting of cukes and basik.
06/10/2019

We've been working very hard to get the new high tunnel ready for this season's planting of cukes and basik.

Rain bird dance after pepper planting.
06/01/2019

Rain bird dance after pepper planting.

Some good looking rows. Hooray spring brassicas!
05/10/2019

Some good looking rows. Hooray spring brassicas!

Love fresh flowers? Join our bouquet CSA!Registration is now open for the 2019 Terp Farm Flower CSA program - a student-...
05/06/2019

Love fresh flowers? Join our bouquet CSA!

Registration is now open for the 2019 Terp Farm Flower CSA program - a student-run project. In exchange for a small springtime investment in our teaching and learning farm, we provide subscribers with bouquets of fresh, locally-grown flowers on eight weeks of their choice during the growing season. The CSA runs for 15 weeks from mid-June to mid-October with pick-up at the University of Maryland Farmers Market, in Tawes Plaza Garden, Wednesdays 11:00 am–2:00 pm.

For more details, check out the attached flyer and contract.

Quite a few salads. @umddining @umd_agnr
04/30/2019

Quite a few salads.

@umddining @umd_agnr

Happy Earth Day!
04/23/2019

Happy Earth Day!

Another haul. @umddining @umdgreentidings
04/19/2019

Another haul. @umddining @umdgreentidings

04/17/2019

Brewing compost tea to capture healthy beneficial microbes.

Repost of our favorite moment from the opening of @farmersmarketum last year, when our very own #UMDpets Buddy met @test...
04/11/2019

Repost of our favorite moment from the opening of @farmersmarketum last year, when our very own #UMDpets Buddy met @testudo_umd . This one's for #nationalpetday

Quite a few salads. @umddining @umd_agnr
04/10/2019

Quite a few salads.

@umddining @umd_agnr

Look at them go! Preschoolers from the Center for Young Children, UMD enjoying the farm on a beautiful spring morning. M...
04/05/2019

Look at them go! Preschoolers from the Center for Young Children, UMD enjoying the farm on a beautiful spring morning. Most asked question: does this taste good?

The UMD Campus Pantry and UMD Terp Farm are seeking applicants for a 2019-2020 Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic AmeriCorps VI...
03/24/2019

The UMD Campus Pantry and UMD Terp Farm are seeking applicants for a 2019-2020 Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic AmeriCorps VISTA position.

To apply:

Submit application to AmeriCorps: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/search.do

Send resume, cover letter, and names and telephone numbers of three references to either [email protected] or [email protected]

Please see the program websites: http://campuspantry.umd.edu/ or terpfarm.umd.edu. Direct questions to either [email protected] [email protected] or 301-314-8054.

For Best Consideration, submit application materials by April 14, 2019.

Here are the links for the AmeriCorps website applications:
Terp Farm: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do…
Campus Pantry: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do…

The UMD Campus Pantry and UMD Terp Farm are seeking applicants for a 2019-2020 Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic AmeriCorps VISTA position.

To apply:

Submit application to AmeriCorps: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/search.do

Send resume, cover letter, and names and telephone numbers of three references to either [email protected] or [email protected]

Please see the program websites: http://campuspantry.umd.edu/ or terpfarm.umd.edu. Direct questions to either [email protected] [email protected] or 301-314-8054.

For Best Consideration, submit application materials by April 14, 2019.

Here are the links for the AmeriCorps website applications:
Terp Farm: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=85848&fromSearch=true
Campus Pantry: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=85846&fromSearch=true

Helping out our friends @umdclgarden get a start on their season!
03/22/2019

Helping out our friends @umdclgarden get a start on their season!

First-cut spring mix is the best!
03/19/2019

First-cut spring mix is the best!

03/13/2019

More MD Day giveaways. This time we're seeding basil! After these little babies germinate they will get potted up into individual pots we can hand out to visitors during the annual campus wide festival. Come to Hornbake Plaza on Saturday, April 27th to get your own!

Future tomato seedling giveaways for Maryland Day @univofmaryland. Seed donation courtesy of @heinz #marylandday2019 #um...
03/11/2019

Future tomato seedling giveaways for Maryland Day @univofmaryland. Seed donation courtesy of @heinz

#marylandday2019 #umdterpfarm #giveaway #ketchup #nutrition #education
@umddining @terp.farm @umd_agnr

Such a beautiful day in the tunnel.
02/27/2019

Such a beautiful day in the tunnel.

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2005 Largo Rd
Upper Marlboro, MD
20774

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