“This program is so therapeutic for me and I am learning so much. It is a time to get away from my problems” -veteran student

Veteran Farm Training Continues

 

In February, TALMAR FARM and the Veterans Administration collaborated to offer veterans with mental health challenges an opportunity to receive training in sustainable agriculture. The first group of student veterans graduated from the 14-week beginning farmer training and ten veterans from that group chose to continue their training through the fall.
We welcomed the second class in June. Their training includes other career fields in horticulture, including floriculture, landscaping and greenhouse production. They are an enthusiastic, hard-working group who we know will have great success with both the vocational training and the therapeutic activities that make up the program.  We are grateful and thrilled to have them join the TALMAR family!

TALMAR’s Summer horticultural Programs welcome youth, young adults and seniors!

Weekly Day Programs are comprised of many participants from various agencies serving the disability community including Mosaic, CSAC, and The ARC as well as individuals from the local community.

Young Adult Horticulture Group meets Wednesday evenings (6:15pm-7:15pm). This is a drop-in group and the participants are engaged in various gardening activities including, planting flowers and vegetables, nature crafts, butterfly watching and more. Call or email tanyaray@talmar.org  should you know of a young adult who might enjoy participating.

Senior Group meets Tuesdays 1:30-2:30pm. Studies are showing that gardening offers several positive physical and psychological benefits to the aged. We are still accepting registrations for this group.

What’s NEW?

 

Congratulations to Eryck Stamper who recently graduated from the 10-month sustainable Agriculture ‘Breaking New Ground” program.  He is well on his way in pursuing his career in the agricultural field (Ag Business) as he has started his own non-profit involving veterans and farming.

Have you seen our new web site?  Thanks to Vic King who developed and painstakingly updated our web site.  We are so proud! Please check it out https://www.talmar.org
 

Joining our wonderful staff as the veteran’s sustainable agricultural instructor is Gina Porter.  We are so excited. Gina has been in farm management for years and is also a naturalist!

Are you interested in signing up for our Fall CSA? While only a couple of months, there will be plenty of leafy greens and other seasonal produce! If you are, email nanmckay@talmar.org or send in your application on line.

EVENTS COMING UP!

 

Green Day Camp    Aug 12-16   9a-2p  for youth aged 5-10 all abilities.
Spend a week learning about the importance of conserving and protecting our environment. Activities include crafts, games, music, and nature exploration! Cost: $250 per person (pp).

Farm & Garden Adventures  Aug 26-30  9a-2p  ages 5-21 – all abilities.
Spend a week learning about farming and gardening. Activities include hayrides, crafts, planting flowers and vegetables, music, minnow citing from the creek and other fun activities! Cost: $250 pp.
For additional information or to register, contact tanyaray@talmar.org or call 410-825-2020.
Registration closes August 5.

FUNDRAISER    SAVERS FUNDrive
Help us to purchase programming supplies by donating your household goods, clothing, linen, shoes, and  books through Sept 13. Drop-off at TALMAR between 9a-1pm Monday – Friday.

FARMER’S MARKETS

 

Towson Farmer’s Market every Thursday from 11am-2:30p.m.
TALMAR Farm’s Saturday Market every Saturday from 8 am-Noon

CHANGE LIVES TODAY!! Please consider donating or volunteering. Thank you!

The farm at TALMAR has become a safe haven, an intimate contact with nature, to deliver services & programs in horticultural therapy, work skills development, vocational training and recreational enrichment programs that are designed to serve those in the disability community. enrichment programs that are designed to serve those in the disability community.

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