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TALMAR, (Therapeutic Alternatives of Maryland), is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of enhancing health for all people of all ages and abilities. We offer an innovative therapeutic, vocational, and educational environment designed for individuals with disabilities or chronic conditions that impact their health and well-being.

One of TALMAR’s greatest successes this year is the progress of one of our students, Joe, who is currently enrolled in this course, referred to as “Breaking New Ground”...Click here to learn more about Joe’s story...
is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration and is a great opportunity to support our efforts working with those in the disability community!  This years donations on that day will go directly to support veterans requesting to participate in our Sustainable Agriculture curriculum.  Many of these vets are obtaining an education that will lead  to a viable career path in agriculture, while being embraced in a safe farm environment that reduces symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury and other issues in their rehabilitative process.  For more information on partnering with TALMAR through product donations, financial support or by mobilizing your employees as volunteers, please contact us at 410-825-2020.

Its not too late! November is ‘welcome to our farm’ month!  We hope that you visit our farm to take a tour, obtain information regarding our programs and meet those who facilitate them.  We have two (2) licensed horticultural therapists (HT) on staff and an HT intern providing ongoing or one time  activities  for individuals or groups that take place in our greenhouses or in our fields.  For those interested,  please call our office to schedule a time to visit. 410-825-2020  or go on line to talmar@talmar.org to email your request. Whether you have a disability or someone who loves to garden or plant, see what program might be best for you or your group.  All are welcome! 

Looking for a new career path?  Love the outdoors, nutritional consumption of organic produce, minimizing negative impacts to our environment? Consider enrolling in our program, ‘BREAKING NEW GROUND’ – a 10 month course in sustainable agriculture for beginning farmers.  While all may apply, our focus provides veterans training in small scale organic farming. Graduates are given a plot of land in which to farm and mentor-ship in their start-up year.  talmar.org/breaking-new-ground/  Call 410-825-2020 to make an appointment to take a tour of our farm and obtain additional information regarding the 2018 session!   Accreditation in Sustainable Agriculture is offered in conjunction with the Community College Baltimore County.