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.
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 that we are able to 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. ,
Spring 2022 GROW Center Pop-ups and Workshops
DPW’s excited to return this spring with seven pop-up events and five 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, 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 of Grow enter events. Please note the times for the events. 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.
April 2, 8 a.m. – 12 noon: Pop-up / Shred Event @ Middle Branch Park (3301 Waterview Ave 21230)
April 5, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m,: Register for the Compost Workshop @ Harwood Garden.
April 9, 9a.m. – 12 noon: Pop-up @ Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church (2812 Reisterstown Rd. 21215)
April 13, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.: Pop-up @ Sisson Street Park (2701 Sisson St. 21211)
April 19, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Register for the Virtual Pollinator Garden Workshop.
April 22, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Pop-up @ Waverly Commons (418 E 32nd St. 21218)
April 24, 9 a.m.- 12 noon: Pop-up @ Pimlico Public Safety Training Center (Manhattan Ave & Clover Rd 21215)
April 26, 3:30p.m. – 5 p.m.: Register for the Compost Workshop @ Strength to Love 2 Farm.
April 30, 9 a.m. - 12 noon: Pop-up @ HARBEL (5807 Harford Rd. 21214)
May 3, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.: Register for the Beekeeping Workshop @ Filbert Street Garden.
May 3, 5:30 p.m. -7 p.m.: Register for the Compost Workshop @ Filbert Street Garden.
May 5, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.: Pop-up @ Ellwood Park (Jefferson and N. Potomac Streets 21224)
Below are photos from our Fall 2021 GROW Center events
Interested in what we have done so far? Check out the following two reports:
- Department of Public Works report on the GROW Center 2018-2021
- 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!