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Urban gardeners needed for upcoming growing season

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Bmore Beautiful

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 13 people are interested
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Duncan Street Miracle Garden is in search of volunteers for ongoing assistance with our upcoming growing season. We are looking for gardeners/farmers of all skills levels who can help us to maintain our garden. We are also in need of volunteers with construction or mechanical skills who can help us repair our shed, pathway borders, and farming equipment.

The pandemic, as well as health issues faced by our garden manager prevented this historic urban garden from being able to produce any food last year. You can see media coverage about the issues our garden has been facing here: https://www.baltimorebrew.com/2020/08/15/dealt-a-blow-by-the-pandemic-duncan-street-miracle-garden-hangs-in/

The Miracle Garden donates 100% of its produce to local food pantries, soup kitchens, and churches. COVID has had a huge impact on many people's ability to provide healthy food for themselves and their families. Your work with Duncan Street Miracle Garden will have a direct impact on helping to increase the food security and food sovereignty of the community surrounding the garden. The garden is located in a community affected by the food apartheid so your work with us will also help to heal historical food injustices faced by the Broadway East Neighborhood.

Please sign up for specific volunteer days using this signup link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ea8af23aaf8c52-duncan1
As of right now, we have Thursdays Fridays, and Saturdays open as our main volunteer days but if you want to volunteer another time/day during the week please send me an email at morgan.thapa@baltimorecity.gov. We welcome groups as well as individual volunteers to sign up.

We are taking extensive precautions in the garden to prevent the spread of COVID. We require all volunteers to wear masks and maintain a social distance with people outside of their household while working in the garden. We sanitize tools and frequently touched surfaces before and after use and will have hand sanitizer available for you to use during your shift.

Please feel free to reach out to me either at my email morgan.thapa@baltimorecity.gov or by phone at 443-401-9647 with any questions!

More opportunities with Bmore Beautiful

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Bmore Beautiful

Location:

1 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201, US

Mission Statement

BMORE Beautiful is a grassroots peer-to-peer beautification program. The goal of the program is to not only change behaviors and attitudes towards the beautification of the City, but to also encourage residents, businesses, and organizations to become directly involved in activities and projects that will keep their neighborhoods clean.

Description

We work closely with neighborhoods on their unique beautification projects and cleanliness challenges, as well as provide educational literature, outreach materials, and other resources that residents can use to Keep BMORE Beautiful. There are six elements essential to our approach: community organizing, seasonal community champions summits, community improvement projects, troubleshooting, communication, and education.

Community
Environment
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1842 North Collington AveBaltimore, MD 21213

(39.31185,-76.58766)
 

SKILLS

  • Farming
  • Landscaping
  • Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Gardening

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Volunteer days are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9am to 12pm starting March 18th. If you want to volunteer at another time during the week please send me an email at morgan.thapa@baltimorecity.gov
  • We require all volunteers to sign a COVID waiver. We request you bring your own garden gloves, mask, water, and snacks.

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