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.


GROW Center Pop-ups and Workshops are back!

We are excited to return this Spring with four pop-up events and three free virtual composting workshops. Attend one of the upcoming activities and get some great FREE resources to help you with your greening projects.

GROW Center Pop-ups

Free trees and mulch will be available, as well as information on stormwater fee credits and the new Recycling Cart program. First come, first serve while supplies last. Masks and social distancing will be required.

All pop-ups are Saturdays, 9 a.m. - Noon except April 17 which is 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

April 17. Calverton E/M Middle School, 201 North Bend Road 21229. Document shredding will also be available courtesy of DPW Recycling.

April 24. Ashburton Water Filtration Plant, 3001 Druid Park Drive 21215

May 1. City of Refuge, 901 Pontiac Avenue 21225

May 8. Reverend William Brown Park. Corner of E. Preston and N. Ensor 21202


Virtual Compost Workshop

Learn the basics of home composting. These FREE workshops, led by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, teach the basics of home composting and will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to basic systems
  • The benefits of composting
  • The science of composting
  • Tools/supplies needed
  • Basic steps of the process
  • Troubleshooting
  • How to use finished compost

To accommodate schedules, the virtual workshop will be held on three different days/times. It is the same workshop for each date, so you only need to register for one. The registration link can be found below for each workshop date.

April 22, 10:30am-12noon (Thursday)
May 2, 3:00-4:30pm (Sunday)
May 6, 5:30-7pm (Thursday)

Attendees will be eligible to win a free compost bin or compost thermometer. Bins and thermometers must be picked up at 3001 Druid Park Drive, Baltimore MD 21215. Contact Mark Cameron at [email protected] to arrange for pick up.

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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