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Update From The New Community Garden In Hampden

Update From The New Community Garden In Hampden

From the “Ash Street Garden” in Hampden:

Cleaning was the name of the game this week! With spring just around the corner, we’re clearing the last of the trash and debris from the properties and are negotiating a dumpster to be dropped off on Saturday the 6th. The dumpster will only be available until Monday morning so let’s fill it up fast! In addition, our seeds have been ordered and we’re preparing to start planting seedlings in the greenhouse as soon as possible.

In an effort to make our presence known, we’ve started the first phase of the “Ash Street Garden” mural. The text is finished and now we’re in need of more artists to help plan and execute the rest of the project. Any artists interested in helping out with the mural should contact Allison.

Wishlist
● Dixie Cups Once again, I would like thank all of
● 5-gallon buckets with lids our volunteers for your hard work
● Bread shipping creates and contributions to the garden.
● Work gloves We count on your continued support
● Soil

CONTACT: thefreefarm@gmail.com

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

To learn more about the origins of the Ash Street Garden in Hampden, CLICK HERE.



Uh Oh, The Secret Is Out
October 2, 2009, 9:40 am
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36 Hours in Baltimore

Featured in the New York Times Travel Section today is an article about spending 36 Hours in Baltimore.  Here is a snippet:

IF you watch HBO’s police drama “The Wire,” you might think that Baltimore is filled with drug dealers and crime ringleaders. But in truth, the city has attracted a different breed of misfits: artists. Lured by cheap rents and warehouse spaces, artists and photographers have flocked there to claim the city as their own. Once rough neighborhoods like Hampden and Highlandtown have been taken over in recent years by studios, galleries and performance spaces. Crab joints and sports bars now share the cobblestone streets with fancy cafes and tapas restaurants. But against this backdrop, there are still the beehive hairdos and wacky museums that give so-called Charm City its nickname.

To read the full article, CLICK HERE.