In partnership with Baltimore County Recreation & Parks

Therapeutic Alternatives of Maryland (TALMAR) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, founded in 1998, dedicated to the mission of enhancing health for all people of all ages and abilities. TALMAR offers an innovative therapeutic, vocational, educational, and recreational environment designed particularly for individuals with disabilities or chronic conditions that impact their health and well-being.

“providing horticultural therapy, sustainable agricultural education, vocational training and work skills development  to people of all ages and abilities … Together, we  farm using organic practices to promote land stewardship growing vegetables, herbs and specialty cut flowers. These  are harvested and sold to the community to  provide financial sustainability for the organization….”  For more information about our services call us at 410-825-2020 or email us at talmar@talmar.org.

Sign up for our *CSA Fall Extension by September 16th to receive 10 weeks of organic, chemical and pesticide-free produce every Tuesday! Click here to view our item list! 

Sign up for our Wine & Jazz Festival on September 30th! Enjoy wine tastings from Dejon Vineyards and relax picnic style on our farm while listening to eclectic, soulful jazz by DJ Phil Dorsey’s The BocX!
 Interested in learning how to farm organically? Want to know how to begin an agri-business? Join us for our September 21st Breaking New Ground Open House. Take a tour of our farm, meet our Horticultural Therapist and Executive Director Catherine Murphy. Learn more about how you can enroll in our 10-month beginner farmer’s training.


Become a TALMAR member! Membership has its perks!  Membership will give you reduced rates to all events and workshops, percentage off at our farmers markets stand, a discount on produce, flowers and eggs, and access to our quarterly newsletter!

Make a tax deductible charitable donation. All donations made will go directly to supporting veterans participating in our Sustainable Agriculture curriculum.  Many of these vets are obtaining an education that will lead them 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.  SUPPORT TALMAR AND SUPPORT OUR VETERANS!!

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

TALMAR’ farm is located in Cromwell Valley Park, which is owned by Baltimore County Recreation and Parks.  In recognition of TALMAR’s   history of providing  successful programs in horticultural therapy,   we were chosen to  fulfill a gap in the community’s need for individual with disabilities.    We are grateful for this partnership.

Interested in our Veterans-To-Farmer’s Training? Accreditation or Certification offered in conjunction with the Community College Baltimore County