Northeast Baltimore Community Event
A Celebration of Building the New Community Garden
Garrett Heights Elementary/Middle School

Volunteer Opportunity:
Building a Community Garden
Monday- Friday; May 9-13, 2:30-4:30 PM
Garrett Heights Elementary School
2800 Ailsa Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21214.

Thanks to grants from PNC, the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, and Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc., the Neighborhoods of Greater Lauraville, Inc. and the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work have partnered with Garrett Heights Elementary/Middle School to build a community garden.

Together we can help the students of Garrett Heights Elementary/Middle School build a more beautiful school, a greener Baltimore and a stronger neighborhood. Bring your friends, family and gardening tools to the school between 2:30PM and 4:30PM any or every day, Monday-Friday; May 9-13. All ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate.

Blue Water Baltimore has helped us pick crops that will be sustainable and provide beautiful sights and smells. Please lend a hand and help complete the garden!!!

Celebrate the Community and the New Garden at Garrett Heights!

This event on Saturday, May 14 from 10:30 pm – 1:00 pm is free and open to the public and will honor the hard work of the students of Garrett Heights and the neighborhoods that surround it. It will also be fun for the whole family. Come enjoy our garden. It has made the students very proud and they look forward to sharing it.

Saturday, May 14, 10:30 AM-1:00 PM
Garrett Heights Elementary/Middle School
2800 Ailsa Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21214.

The event begins at 10:30am with a yoga demonstration by Lifeline Power Yoga. The students of Garrett Heights will then read poems about their experiences building a community garden. Activities for all ages will include gardening, flower pot painting, and more.  There will be complimentary food and beverages provided by local businesses.

There is a direct relationship between the quality of neighborhoods and the quality of schools. Improving either one has a profound impact upon the other. This garden offers a public space to be enjoyed by the whole neighborhood. It has been led by a student committee and seeks to be built by volunteer residents, parents, and students. It teaches the students fundamental lessons about biology, community and the environment. It also helps to give the neighborhood pride in its school.