Baltimore GROW Centers


GROW Center in the CARE community

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.

USDA Forest Service logo

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.

FALL 2019

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: 

Questions? Please contact Mark Cameron at [email protected] or 410-396-0732.

A few photos from the GROW Center pop-ups!

GROW Center Pop-up #1  GROW Center Pop-up #2

GROW Center Rain Barrel workshop  GROW Center Tree planting workshop

GROW Center Pop-up #2 Fall 2018  GROW Center Pop-up #4 Fall 2018

Composting Workshop  GROW Center #2 Oliver Farm

GOW Center #3 HEPP Park  Greenspace, Equity and Health Workshop