January 23, 2011
This page presents the development of Boone Street urban farm and community garden in chronological order. I hope you enjoy seeing it grow.
How to find us:
The garden is located in the East Baltimore -Midway neighborhood. We are on Boone Street between 21st and 22nd street, one block east of Greenmount Ave. Google 2300 Boone St. for a map of the location.
Look for our produce or produce from other amazing Baltimore Urban Farms at the amazing Baltimore Farm Alliance table at the Waverly farmers market on Saturdays.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Get in touch if you want to come by for a visit, or to be added to our email list for event announcements, harvest info, recipes, and more.
March 24, 2011 (Week One):
March 19th, 2011. We break ground! And pick up trash, meet the neighbors, and start some seedlings. City Council President Jack Young comes to say hello. More information is posted on the Greater Greenmount Community Association blog. Thanks to Lowell Larsson for the photos. The BaltimoreDIY post about Day #1is here.
March 30, 2011 (Week Two):
Week #2 post is located here. We measure our first two rows and till. Two hundred feet total!
End of April 2011:
Community beds are built and forty cubic yards of compost are delivered!
Perennial plant barter. We put in sorrel, chamomile, strawberry, echinacea, and more in a perennial herb garden.
The SWAT team invades our radish harvest!
A MICA class comes to visit Boone Street. First visit and second visit. The plants are in the early stages of growth! We’re growing peanuts, cucumbers, okra, kale, collards, tomatoes, potatoes, beets, carrots, sorghum, black eyed peas, squash and zucchini, hubbard squash, oregano, peppers, and purslane.
6/19/11: Urban Food Fair at Real Food Farm.
Our first market goes well! We sell beet greens, mixed kale and collards, pickled beets, radish kimchee, canned foraged serviceberries, lavender syrup, and lavender or serviceberry lemonades. We will use the proceeds to support ourselves for next year so we’re not as grant dependent.
7/15/11 Artscape 2011 Market
We turn our eight pounds of cucumbers and pound of carrots into rice vinegar-honey pickles for vegetarian vietnamese sandwiches. Zucchini bread with our zucchini was also available. Click on the link (Artscape 2011 Market) for recipes!
7/29/11 Clean-up for the BLOCK PARTY… coming August 6th!
8/6/11 Block Party! Photo slideshow posted here.
August 2011 Value Added Produce
Harvesting about 4-5 lbs. of food every other time we visit the garden! We’ve got okra, greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, basil, even a bit of sorghum, leftover beets, a mediocre potato harvest. Working on various markets to sell the food, creating a neighborhood distribution list, and preserving lots as value-added product.
9/8/2011 It’s raining. A lot.
9/19/2011 Participating hosts for the Greenhorns Urban Ag Conference
9/24/11 Johns Hopkins volunteers help out for the President’s Day of Service! Thank you
10/26/11 Building the hoop house
12/1/11 The hoop house plastic is on!
1/1/12 Kicking off 2012 with a Brunch Bake Sale!
Due to space constraints on this page, I have decided to cap off the “Boone Street” page at year one. Feel free to click through the blog for post about year two, or just start reading the blog and Facebook page to find out what we are up to.
This year (2012) we will be having Monday Markets at the garden from 6 to 8 p.m. You can read our Monday Market post for full information on how and where to pick up, or possibly receive delivery depending on your location.