The Sykesville Community Gardens is managed by the Green Committee and conducts most of its activities at the Sykesville ‘Eileen M. Merkle’ Community Garden, overlooking Main Street, in the heart of our downtown at 7547 Main Street.
The Downtown Sykesville Connection Green, Clean and Safe Committee (Green Committee) is composed of residents and Master gardeners working jointly to create green spaces and support sustainable environmental efforts within the downtown Sykesville community.
Volunteers’ opportunities and educational programs are held at this location throughout the spring, summer, and fall months of the year. Consult our Facebook event page for more information.
The Downtown Sykesville Connection’s Green Committee strives to increase outreach and train community members to end littering, improve recycling and beautify our community through green initiatives. The Green Committee seeks to make Sykesville a cleaner, greener and healthier place to live, work, and play while promoting individual responsibility for the community environment.
The Green Committee operations are largely organized around the maintenance and development of both of the community gardens – the main garden at 7547 Main Street, Sykesville, and the Schoolhouse garden at 518 Schoolhouse Road, Sykesville – and the cold frames at 731 Sandosky Road, Sykesville.
Green Committee Chair: Laura Donnel Green
Committee Meetings: 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Sykesville ‘Eileen M. Merkle’ Community Garden, weather permitting, 7:15 pm, contact [email protected] for the latest location information.
Other contact information: DSC’s Executive Director: Julie Della-Maria [email protected] 410-216-4543
The DSC Green Committee conducts most of its operations at the Sykesville ‘Eileen M. Merkle’ Community Garden, on Town property and coordinates with the Town the upkeep of the gardens.
Green committee duties:
The GCS committee’s garden locations and the areas for which the GCS committee is responsible are described below.
The GCS committee is responsible for planting, maintaining, watering, and winterizing these larger flowerbeds and the flowerbeds lining the adjacent property.
The GCS committee is responsible for planting, maintaining, watering, and winterizing the 2 sets of flowerbeds
The GCS committee is responsible for the maintenance of the cold frames.