Vacant lot in West Baltimore being transformed into urban garden

Posted on Dec 27 2018 - 7:33am by UOG

“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.”

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