University of Maryland College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Contact Info
Mailing Address:
Home & Garden Information Center
12005 Homewood Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042-1542
Phone: 410 531-5556
Fax: 410 531-5567

Mr. Jon Traunfeld
Principal Agent & Director & State Master Gardener Coordinator & Extension Specialist
Home & Garden Information Center
Principal Agent & State Master Gardener Coordinator & Director, HGIC & Extension Specialist
Maryland Master Gardener Program

Jon Traunfeld has over 30 years of horticultural and Extension experience. He earned a Masters Degree in Agricultural Extension Education from the University of Tennessee and was active in vegetable production and marketing in East and Middle Tennessee.

In 1989 he became Urban Gardening Coordinator for Maryland Cooperative Extension in Baltimore City where he helped develop community gardens and trained and supervised Master Gardeners. He became a Regional Specialist in Vegetables and Fruits, and State Master Gardener Coordinator in 1994. Jon became Director of the the Home and Garden Information Center in 2007, where he focuses on small-scale food production through the Grow It Eat It program.

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Area of Expertise:

Fruits & Vegetables IPM, Organic Food Prod. (home & community) compost utilization, Master Gardener Program