Monday, May 13, 2013

May 29th: Save the Date for our Spring Celebration!

Special thanks to WHYY for the photo

SAVE THE DATE for a special event coming up this month on Wednesday May 29th from 3-6pm for our first annual Spring Fair at the Boone Street Community Garden!

Come enjoy herbal lemonades, music, food, farm tours, and other fun to kick off the harvesting season and check out what's growing at the farm. There will be tables from a number of community organizations, a flea market table, and a trash can and recycling bin giveaway for neighbors.

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The event is co-hosted by Cecil Elementary School, Greater Greenmount Community Association, Inc. and Boone Street Farm. Our Cecil Elementary garden club students will be working with us to help share information on how to help keep our neighborhood clean and healthy.

Come out to support our garden club students and learn about how to keep our neighborhood clean and healthy!!

If you have been meaning to visit us but haven't had a chance, this event is the perfect time to grab a bite, meet our friends and supporters, and take a tour of the farm.

Photo from 2011 block party
We will be sharing information about how to help clean up our neighborhood!

Food and fun at last year's block party!

Refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there!



Farm Feast II

Blacksauce Kitchen, Kinderhook Snacks, and Farm Alliance of Baltimore City invite you to join us for a 3-course Farm Feast on Wed, May 22nd (raindate: May 24th).

Proceeds will go to shared tools and equipment for urban farms in the Farm Alliance.

6p.m. ~ Cocktail hour ~ Drinks by donation
7p.m. ~ 3-course dinner ~ $40/person

Purchase a ticket here.

This event is made possible by generous support from the following local producers:Blacksauce Kitchen, Brewer's Art, Farm Alliance members, Kinderhook Snacks,Peabody Heights Brewery, Rettland Farm, Sloop Betty Vodka, Sunnyside Farm, and others!

Please note: We will have a vegetarian option. If you would like the vegetarian dinner, please order the vegetarian option when you purchase your ticket.

At Hidden Harvest Farm, located at 1825 N. Calvert St.

You can also purchase tickets in person at the Farm Alliance stand at the Saturday Waverly/32nd St. Farmers Market and at the Blacksauce stand at the Sunday JFX Farmers Market. We have a limited number of tickets available so be sure to reserrve your spot soon.


Friday, May 3, 2013

Welcome to the new website!

Hello Boone Street friends and supporters, and welcome to our new website!

I hope you enjoy the new format, and don't forget to follow us on Facebook for additional event postings, photos, interesting links, and more. You can also email us at to receive announcements and RSVP to come and volunteer. We would love to have you!

For our first post, we thought we would share a few photos that show what we have been up to since Cheryl and Aliza first sat down in the winter of 2010 to apply for our first CGRN grant to get us off the ground.

1. As you can see in the top photo, we have been building the soil! Our soil has been tested and has no contaminants, and we have been in the process of building better soil structure and better microbial life in the soil, as well as battling the terrible bermudagrass.

2. Below: thank you to all of the volunteers who have helped us over the years! You know who you are, and we can't thank you enough.

3. Participating in events such as Artscape, local church festivals, and the Urban Farm & Food Fair in 2011 and 2012

4. Hiring Baltimore City students through programs like Baltimore YouthWorks and Americorps

4. Creating value-added products such as okra pickles, pickled peppers, and canned tomato sauces and relishes

5. Building biodiversity in an urban environment!

6. Working with neighborhood kids and building our free community gardeners for neighbors

Please check out the rest of our website for more details, and don't forget to check out our Facebook page for extra photos and posts. Thanks for reading, and hope to see you at the garden!