Baltimore GROW Centers
Baltimore GROW Centers (Green Resources & Outreach for Watersheds) are your neighborhood greening resource hubs, linking city residents, communities, and faith-based groups to plants, materials, and technical expertise for greening projects. Over the past two years we have provided free and/or low cost trees, mulch, plants, and other materials, as well as free workshops on topics including community greening, vacant lot revitalization, installing rain gardens and rain barrels, environmental justice, and composting.
Funding for the GROW Center pop-ups, as well as the creation of a feasibility study and business plan, is provided in part by the USDA Forest Service. USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.
Mini-GROW Center Pop-ups Fall 2020
Due to COVID-19, the GROW Center pop-ups planned for Spring 2020 were canceled. However, during early Fall 2020, DPW was able to hold two mini-GROW Centers on October 3 and November 15, in conjunction with the Department’s shredding and recycling events. These scaled-down pop-ups included free mulch and trees, courtesy of TreeBaltimore, a program of Baltimore City Forestry, as well as stormwater fee credit information and other resources for reducing polluted runoff. In total, over 120 people visited the mini-GROW Centers, where two truckloads of mulch and 60 trees were given away.
For more information, please email Mark Cameron: [email protected].
Interested in what we have done so far? Check out the following two reports:
- Department of Public Works report on the GROW Center 2018-2019
- Baltimore Office of Sustainability report on the 2016 pilot GROW Center GROW Center Pilot Final Report.pdf
A few photos from the GROW Center pop-ups and workshops!