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.
GROW Centers are back! This Fall we will be holding THREE pop-ups across the city. No need to register - just show up (and please bring a friend or neighbor!). Click here to download the Fall 2019 GROW Center schedule.
GROW Center pop-ups (9 a.m. - 12 noon)
Available at each pop-up will be free trees, mulch, and seeds, deconstruction material for order, and native plants and recycling bins for sale. Several partners will also be in attendance to answer your questions, including TreeBaltimore, the Baltimore Office of Sustainability, Master Gardeners, Blue Water Baltimore, and Bmore Beautiful.
October 12: Langston Hughes Community, Business and Resource Center, 5011 Arbutus Avenue, 21215
October 26: Gateway Park at Darley Park, Harford Road and Normal Avenue, 21213
November 2: Stillmeadow Community Fellowship, 5110 Frederick Avenue, 21229
You can also call 410-396-0732 (ask for Mark Cameron) or email [email protected] for more information.
GROW Centers are being tested by DPW to assess community interest and viability. For additional information:
- Department of Public Works report on the GROW Center Report 8_23_19.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!