Baltimore GROW Centers

  GROW Center Pop-up #1  GROW Center Pop-up #4 Fall 2018

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.

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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.

mini grow center  mini grow center

For more information, please email Mark Cameron: [email protected].

Interested in what we have done so far? Check out the following two reports: 

Questions? Please contact Mark Cameron at [email protected] or 410-215-1961.

A few photos from the GROW Center pop-ups and workshops!

GROW Center Rain Barrel workshop  GROW Center Tree planting workshop

GROW Center Pop-up #2 Fall 2018  GROW Center pop-up at Oliver Bethel Street Playspace Spring 2019

Composting Workshop  GROW Center #2 Oliver Farm

GOW Center #3 HEPP Park  Greenspace, Equity and Health Workshop

GROW Center pop-up at Darley Park Fall 2019  GROW Center pop-up at HEPP Park Spring 2019