Horticultural Therapy Program

TALMAR serves people of all ages and abilities with a focus on those with special needs and disabilities. Our goal is to contribute to the mind, body and spirit of the individual. TALMAR is a leading provider of horticultural therapy programming in Maryland.

Our horticultural programming is beneficial to everyone from young adults to seniors, to individuals with special needs and to groups from organizations that serve people with special needs, as well as to military veterans. The goal of our organization is to assist participants in learning new skills, provide education and contribute to general mental and physical wellness through horticultural activities. TALMAR accommodates individuals and groups for one hour sessions with up to 6 participants. To schedule our services for either individual or group sessions, please email programs@talmar.org or contact us at 410-825-2020.

Beginning Farmer Training Program for Veterans

TALMAR is pleased to work with the VA Maryland Health Care System on the fourth year of our VA FARMS pilot program. The program trains veterans in small scale sustainable agriculture, preparing graduates for careers in agriculture or to start their own farms. Both classroom and practical hands-on experience continue throughout the seasons.

15-week Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture Course offered beginning the week of March 28, 2022

In this hands-on course you will learn the basics of sustainable agriculture on a working therapeutic farm. We will cover all aspects of agricultural production from best practices to planning, planting, care, harvest, and sale of organically grown crops.

15-week Focused Vocational Course offered beginning July 2022

This class invites previous successful participants to dive in deep to learn the skills required to gain employment in the industry or start your own business.

Proposed training is subject to change pending resources and final approval.

For additional information contact:

programs@talmar.org / 410-825-2020

TALMAR programs are offered in collaboration with Baltimore County Therapeutic Recreation and Parks