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Community Gardening Grants

In 2004, Grants were made to two Baltimore City community gardening projects. The recipients are The Amazing Port Street Youth Initiative, and the Center for Poverty Solutions’ Edible School Yard Pilot.


The Amazing Port Street Youth Initiative

The Amazing Port Street Youth Initiative is located just a few blocks away from Johns Hopkins Hospital . This program organized ten young people ages 11-15 to participate in the project; leaning aspects of design, construction, growing plants from seed and plugs, nursery management and community service organizing. Residents in the community will receive the plants and be engaged in greening efforts in their neighborhoods.

A new path was made at the Amazing Port Street Sacred Commons in east Baltimore, and abandoned houses near the Amazing Grace Lutheran Church were replaced by a labyrinth, a garden, and a wide-open grassy field.  These were paid for with a grant from the TKF Foundation, run by Tom and Kitty Stoner.

The Center for Poverty Solutions’ Edible School Yard Pilot

The Center is a statewide nonprofit with the mission of eradicating poverty by fostering opportunities that lead to self- sufficiency for people living in poverty. It has been operating its award winning School Pantry Program for 10 years and has recently received national recognition. The Edible School Yard pilot project in partnership with the Dr. Rayner Browne Elementary School with a student body of 174 children, located in the Patterson Park neighborhood of Baltimore City . Poverty Solutions will work with the school to weave this program into the student curriculum and formalize the learning process.

2015-07-06T21:00:56-04:00July 6th, 2015|In The Community|0 Comments

Tool Drive

A Tool Drive was held at our lecture meeting this past May. Dozens of members donated garden tools (used or new) of all sorts—from shovels, spades, hoes and rakes to composters and a wheelbarrow. The event was organized by Anna Evans-Goldstein, Community Greening Resource Network coordinator for the Parks & People Foundation, and Lenel Srochi-Meyerhoff, HSM board member. This was our second year participating in the drive which provides tools that are housed in “libraries” for loan to gardeners in Baltimore City.

2015-07-06T20:59:30-04:00July 6th, 2015|In The Community|0 Comments

Scholarship Program

A Scholarship Program was established in 1997 for the sole purpose of being able to continually provide tuition support to students in the field of horticulture. The Society established in 2000 the HSM Scholarship Endowment at The Community Colleges of Baltimore County-Dundalk Foundation for students studying in the Horticulture Department at the Dundalk Campus.

2017-06-19T19:07:09-04:00July 6th, 2015|In The Community|0 Comments