August 2018

At the Nursery our array of fountains are trickling away offering a cool soothing environment during the warm days of Summer. Perennials are offering their sweet elixir to the bees as they build up their honey stores for the cooler days to come. Stephanie Wooton, Unity's Staff Horticulturist, is at the nursery every week from Wed-
Saturday enthusiastically awaiting the arrival of each 
Praying mantis in cucumber vines.
visitor to the nursery to   help  them fulfill their garden needs and dreams. She has an extensive k nowledge base, having acquired a   B.A. in Psychology from the 
University of Wisconsin and a B.S. in Horticulture from the University of Maryland. Not only can she set your mind at ease while pondering the many choices for your gardens, she can guide you through the process of picking the right plants for the right place. 

The nursery is open M-F 8:00-5:00 and Saturday 8:00-4:00.

Food production at Unity Farm is in full swing. We are at the peak of harvest of our summer crops with abundant production of a variety of tomatoes, plus peppers, eggplant, fresh beans, cucumbers and more. But, even as we are in the middle of our summer harvest, we are looking ahead to fall 
Produce on display in main building.
and are preparing for planting our fall crops. We continue to focus on building our soils and encouraging diversity of life at our farm through the use of cover 
crops, composting, no-till   methods, intercropping, and by not using any chemicals. Our pest control consists of birds, frogs and toads, praying mantis, parasitic wasps, and more. 

You can purchase our produce here at the Nursery in the main building (during normal operating hours), at the Chestertown Farmers' Market Saturday mornings 8-noon, at Chestertown Natural Foods, and you'll also find our produce in food prepared at The Seed House, Figg's Ordinary, and Germaine's.

At Unity Landscape Design/Build , our landscape crews continue non-stop and at full capacity with a wide range of projects including full design/build projects, shoreline and erosion control projects, patios and walkways, driveway installs, lighting, irrigation and tending to our scheduled garden and estate maintenance. The extreme fluctuations in temperature and moisture have proved to be a challenge this season but we are working our way through the challenges as always. After the recent heavy rains, the Conowingo dam was opened and released a large amount of debris which found its way to many of our local shorelines. We have received many calls for shoreline cleanup and continue to perform these cleanups until all is returned to normal. The heavy debris is a nuisance for boaters navigating the waters. Additionally, the debris is unsightly on our shorelines and can smother our native plantings in our marshes and living shoreline projects. 

Stop out to our design showroom and talk with Michael Jensen (Design/Sales), Lucas Lees (Environmental Designer), Kevin Kelmartin (Commercial sales), or Cliff Westman (Field Operations Manager) M-F 8:00-5:00 and Sat 8:00-4:00 to discuss your current or upcoming project.

Landscape and Nursery Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday Closed

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