At an urban farm in Baltimore, plans for activism, African American history and maybe even tiny houses!

Posted on Aug 28 2019 - 5:00am by UOG

Tucked between rows of brick homes in Northeast Baltimore, Atiya Wells discovered an extraordinary place.

The budding naturalist was driving around her neighborhood in February 2018 when she stumbled upon a vacant lot bursting with flora and fauna on Plainfield Avenue in Frankford. Wells spotted a red fox slinking through the unruly tangle of trees, grasses and bushes. She was enchanted.

Her search for the owner of the lot led to a partnership that has resulted in a community farm on the 2½-acre tract where Wells and a small team of volunteers grow sweet peppers, tomatoes, squash and more. But Wells has a loftier goal — to transform the property called BLISS Meadows into an educational center that, in part, will teach about the troubled and triumphant agricultural history of African Americans.


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