Upcoming events and new funding for the Harlem Park/Sandtown Community Garden
The Harlem Park/Sandtown Community Garden is continuing to build on its success winning funding from two grants to provide materials and a new bulletin board for getting the word out about community events.
Community Garden Meeting & Volunteer Work Day at Harlem Park
Community Garden Meeting – Wednesday, June 27, 5:30pm
Volunteer Work Day – Saturday, June 30, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Harlem Park/Sandtown Community Garden, across from Harlem Park Elementary/Middle School
1401 W. Lafayette Avenue, Baltimore, MD
Stop by the Community Garden Meeting on June 27 to discuss planning, maintenance and use of funds in the weeks ahead or come out on June 30 to help build and paint the new community bulletin board — bring your creative energy and your power tools! We’ll need your help to get the whole board built in one day. Read on for more on for details from organizer Sasha Gallant on two new exciting grants for this great West Baltimore garden.
Thanks to the dedication and endless drive of our partners at Parks & People Foundation, we’ve secured a “Toolbox for Education” grant from Lowe’s! This grant will provide just over $7,000 to the site and will allow us to purchase tools, maintenance materials, lumber for more raised beds, plant materials and trees, fencing for the entire community garden and outdoor classroom space and a shipping container to be used as a shed for all our new supplies! Over the next few weeks, we’ll determine how to best utilize these funds over the course of the year ahead. A huge thank you to Katelin Santhin for all her hard work that made this a possibility for our community.
Another thank you goes out to Power in Dirt for awarding us a Love Your Block grant. This $500 grant will be used to build a giant shadow box style bulletin board to be used as a community gathering/information center at the garden. Not only will this sign be used to inform passersby of the details of the community garden & outdoor classroom space, it will also serve as an open board for community organizations to advertise their upcoming events to neighbors in their extended communities.