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New Community Garden Gets Started Hampden

New Community Garden In The Works In Hampden

Baltimore native Billy Thomas has recently acquired several vacant lots on Ash and Baldwin Streets in Hampden through the Baltimore City Adopt-A-Lot program.  The Adopt-A-Lot program, established by the Baltimore Department of Public Works, allows community groups to adopt City-owned land and use it for community space.  Billy is working on creating a community garden space which he envisions as a “huge punk veggie garden”.

There will be a meeting this Sunday, January 24 at 3515 Ash Street from 11-4pm to discuss plans, get input and get involved. If you would like to be involved, but can not attend the meeting, contact Billy at

Kat Feuerstein, the Clean and Green Committee Chair in Hampden, is encouraging residents with items such as seeds, starters, soil, tools, etc. that they can contribute, to please contact Billy to make donations.  She says, “For those of you who are not familiar with this lot, it resembled a landfill before they arrived”.

As of last year Baltimore had 7,000 lots of various shapes and sizes available for the Adopt-A-Lot program. To obtain more information on the program, call 443-984-3961

For a guide on how to turn a vacant lot into a garden from the Baltimore Office of Sustainability, CLICK HERE.