Making the Most of Your Small Garden

Neoma Rohman

Neoma Rohman

Neoma Rohman, a Master Gardener and urban homesteader, will speak about “Intensive Gardening: Making the Most of Your Small Garden” at the St. Michaels Library on April 12 at 10:30 a.m. The talk is sponsored by the St. Michaels Community Center Community Garden and is free and open to the public.

Rohman lives in downtown Easton on a 1/5 acre lot where she and her husband produce most of their food in raised beds full of vegetables, on espaliered fruit trees and egg producing chickens. The purpose of an intensively grown garden is to harvest the most produce possible from a given space. Methods used include raised beds, wide or multiple rows, vertical trellising, intercropping, and succession planting.

The St. Michaels Community Garden is entering its third year. Forty raised beds are tended by local residents whose excess produce is distributed locally by Union Memorial Methodist Church and the St. Michaels Food Pantry. For more information contact: Mala Burt at or 410-745-6950.