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 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 and workshops, as well as the creation of a feasibility study and business plan, is partly provided by the USDA Forest Service and the Chesapeake Bay Trust. USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

The GROW Center would not be able to function without our many partners, in particular,  TreeBaltimore and Camp Small, which provide the trees and mulch we can give away for free. Other partners include MD Cooperative Extension/Master Gardeners, Office of Sustainability, Office of Emergency Management, BMORE Beautiful, Department of Housing and Community Development, and the many communities where we have held pop-ups and workshops.    ,


Fall 2022 GROW Center Pop-ups and Workshops

DPW’s Fall GROW Center season will feature six pop-up events and four free workshops. Attend one of the upcoming activities and get some great resources to help you with your greening projects. Free trees, mulch, and reusable shopping bags will be available, as well as information on stormwater fee credits, plant advice, recycling and composting, gardening, adopt-a-lot, and other ways to make your home and community greener, cleaner, and more resilient. First come, first serve while supplies last.

The following is the schedule for Grow Center events. Please note the times for each event. The workshops are free but require registration. In-person workshops are limited to 15 people. Compost workshop attendees will receive a free compost bin, courtesy of the DPW Bureau of Solid Waste Food Matters program.


Photos from the Spring 2022 pop-ups and workshops:

  Images from the Grow Center Event    Images from the Grow Center Event

  Images from the Grow Center Event    Images from the Grow Center Event

  Images from the Grow Center Event    Images from the Grow Center Event

  Images from the Grow Center Event    Images from the Grow Center Event


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

 If you have questions please contact Mark Cameron by email here or at 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