Don't miss these expert talks and demonstrations at Homestead this weekend, and good food, too!

Davidsonville Events



Saturday, April 21

10 am: Backyard Chickens
Get in touch with your inner-farmer. More and more municipalities, including Annapolis, are allowing residents to raise chickens in their yards. Our resident Chickenologist explains all the ins-and- outs.

11:30 am: Sublime, Unique Herb Pestos for Sauces and Dips
Food expert, Rita Calvert, takes you into a world of pestos that goes beyond just basil.



1 pm: Get Your Lawn Off Drugs
WTOP’s Garden Editor, Mike McGrath believes in a lawn without chemicals and he wants to show you how.  Mike's a popular speaker at Homestead, and he stays to answer all the questions of his audience members.

2 pm: Starting and Maintaining a Community Garden
For millennia, communities have been held together by growing food, collectively. Grow Annapolis shows us how to keep that tradition alive.  Grow Annapolis is the awesome local group we profiled right here on the blog.

Meet the folks from Grow Annapolis and Grow It Eat It who will be here throughout the day to answer your questions and give you advice.

Sunday, April 22

11 am: School Yard Vegetable Gardens:
Grow Annapolis has hands-on experience with starting schoolyard vegetable gardens and they have some tips to get you going.



Noon: Beekeeping
Master Beekeeper, Steve McDaniel, will take us on a trip inside the fascinating home of the gentle honeybee, a city of fifty thousand or more. Bee there.

2 pm: Reptile World
Our friends from Reptile World return fascinating menagerie of live, large, colorful, and gentle reptiles from all over the world.

And the GoFish! food truck will be here from 11a-3pm on Sunday.  Featured in The Washington Post and Washingtonian Magazine, GoFish! features fresh seafood items from fish tacos to lobster rolls!

Severna Park Events

Sunday, April 22

1pm: Grow Your Best Tomatoes Ever
WTOP’s Garden Editor, Mike McGrath knows all the little secrets to growing beautiful and delicious tomatoes, and he will be in Severna Park to spill the beans…er…tomatoes.

For more information, call 410.798.5000

Chicken coop photo credit.  Beekeeping photo credit.

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