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. These pop-up events provide free and/or low cost trees, mulch, plants, and other materials, as well as free workshops on topics including community greening, vacant lot revitalization, and installing rain gardens and rain barrels.
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.
FALL 2018 Pop-ups
Join us for one (or more) of our pop-ups this Fall where you can get free trees and mulch, purchase recycling bins, talk to various greening experts, and attend workshops and demonstrations on a variety of topics including community organizing, pollinator gardens, tree and orchard planting, and farm to table cooking.
Pop-up #1: Saturday, September 15, 9am-12noon - Pigtown Bloom the Boulevard, 705 Washington Boulevard, 21230
Pop-up #2: Saturday, September 22, 9am-12noon - Waverly Farmers Market, 32nd Street and Greenmount Avenue, 21218
Pop-up #3: Saturday, October 6, 9am-12noon - Baltimore Food Hub, 1412 N. Wolfe Street, 21213
Pop-up #4: Saturday, October 13, 10am-1pm - Parks & People Plant/Seed Swap, 2100 Liberty Heights Avenue, 21217
For more information about what will be offered at each pop-up, go to www.baltimoregrowcenter.eventbrite.com.
GROW Centers are being tested by DPW to assess community interest and viability, with pop-ups continuing in Fall 2018 and Spring 2019. For additional information:
- Department of Public Works report on the Spring 2018 pop-ups GROW Center - Spring 2018 Report final.pdf
- 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 in Spring 2018!