“An urban garden that will yield colorful plants to make dye for artists and educators is being planned for a vacant lot in West Baltimore.
The half-acre garden will be located in the Rosemont community as part of a nearly 6-acre parcel in the 800 block of Ashburton Street. The property is owned by Coppin State University and will be a part of a pilot urban farming project by the nonprofit Parks and People Foundation and a group of partners.
The program aims to produce a rainbow of vegetables and flora for natural dyes from Black-eyed Susans, marigolds, onions, indigo and beets with assistance and support from the Coppin Heights community.
“It will be transformative for the surrounding community in such a creative way,” said Lisa Millspaugh Schroeder, CEO of Parks and People.”