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.
GROW Centers are back with a twist! In addition to four Saturday pop-ups we will be offering four free workshops as well. For more information visit the GROW Center Eventbrite page. While registration is not required it is highly recommended (especially for the workshops) so that we can anticipate attendance. Click here to download the 2019 Grow Center schedule.
GROW Center pop-ups (9am - 12noon)
April 6: Easterwood/Sandtown Park n’ Playground, 1537 McKean Ave, 21217
April 13: Oliver Community Farm, 1400 N Bond St, 21213
April 27: HEPP Park, 2399 Pinewood, 21214
May 4: Bethel Playscape, 1500 N Bethel St, 21213
GROW Center Workshops (all workshops start at 6:30pm)
April 4: Rain Barrels ($25 for rain barrel), 3501 Brehms Lane Suite B, 21213
April 9: Social Justice & Greenspaces, 5011 Arbutus Ave, 21215
April 25: Mindfulness & Greenspaces, Patterson Park Pagoda, 21224
April 30: Composting Workshop, 1317 Filbert Street, 21226
You can also call 410-396-0732 (ask for Travis) or email [email protected] to register.
GROW Centers are being tested by DPW to assess community interest and viability. Eight pop-up events were held collectively in the Spring and Fall of 2018, and are continuing again in Spring 2019. For additional information:
- Department of Public Works report on the 2018 pop-ups GROW Center - 2018 Report.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!