Strength 2 Love 2 is an urban farm in West Baltimore created to increase access to fresh vegetables and food in our community. Strength 2 Love 2 is under the greater umbrella organization known as the Intersection of Change. Through our urban farming program, we also provide support and employment to citizens returning from incarceration.
If this mission resonates you - we'd love to have you on board to volunteer with us and support the health of our community.
We are looking for one time volunteers as well as regular volunteers. We are ideally looking for larger groups between 5-15, but are open to receiving individual volunteers.
Schedule is flexible - any day of the week between 10am and 3pm. This position is great for folks looking to gain experience in urban farming and support a great cause. Volunteer duties & qualities include:
ability to take direction
clearing of debris
planting seeding trays in preparation for spring
moving wood chips to compost
distributing soil among the high tunnel hoop houses and prep for the new green house
No farming or gardening experience necessary. Dress code: Closed toed shoes, long pants, long sleeve shirt, attire that you don't mind getting dirty.
Intersection of Change (formerly Newborn Holistic Ministries) is a community-based nonprofit focused on community development in west Baltimore. The organization is dedicated to providing programs that enrich the economic, social and spiritual lives of those dealing with poverty related issues in the Sandtown-Winchester and surrounding communities. Work to date has resulted in significant neighborhood revitalization of the 1900 and 2000 blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue through the full renovation of six previously vacant and dilapidated buildings, transformation of 18 vacant lots into community green spaces and meditative gardens, and the creation of a dozen neighborhood murals.
Programs by Intersection of Change include:
Martha's Place: A recovery program for women overcoming drug addiction and homelessness that offers both a six-month transitional phase as well as a long-term independent housing phase. The program helps women achieve sobriety while maintaining a job and housing and serves approximately 50 women per year.
Jubilee Arts: A comprehensive art program that offers alternative to the dangers of drugs and violence in the community. Jubilee Arts provides art classes (in ceramics, visual arts, dance, and writing) six days a week and cultural activities to both children and adults and serves approximately 1,500 people annually.
Justice & Legal
We'll work with your schedule.
1855 Kavanaugh StBaltimore, MD21217
February 28, 2020
Ideally we are looking for larger groups of volunteers to do a one-off "day of service" from 10am-3pm, or individual volunteers who can come a few hours a week.