Volunteer Work Parties at Baltimore Free Farm are on hiatus for a few weeks, check our blog or facebook page for updates! Baltimore Free Farm is located at 3510 Ash Street, Baltimore, MD 21211.
We are easy to reach from the Woodberry Light rail stop. After exiting the train, head down Union Ave. towards Hampden and turn right onto Ash Street. We are about 2 blocks from there.
Do you have service learning hours to fulfill? We have worked with service learning students at various schools around the city. Join us on our regular Saturday Volunteer Day (see hours above) to carry out your service learning hours.
What to bring
- Gloves if you want
- Wide brimmed hat and/or sunscreen
- Water bottle
- Gardening Tools – We have a fair amount of tools on hand, but more always helps!
Can I bring my pets here?
We love pets! As a courtesy to the animals who live at the farm, we do request that you inform us beforehand if you intend to bring pets to hang out. Please also keep your pet on a leash.
What to expect
We like to start the day by giving a tour of the grounds and explaining our mission to new volunteers. We then explain the projects currently being worked on and split into teams. Projects can include planting seedlings or plants, weeding and garden maintenance, crop harvesting, greenhouse work, building or repairing structures, small livestock care, soap making, food preservation, landscaping, screen printing, event preparation and staffing, cooking, and much more! To find out what we are up to this week, or for more information, please email us at email@example.com.
BFF meetings now occur every other Monday at 7:30pm at 3519 Ash street. If you wish to make a proposal to Baltimore Free Farm, or would like to learn more about collective decision making and how we operate the project, please feel free to attend a meeting!
Meetings in 2014 are: 11/10, 11/24, 12/8, 12/22
Food Rescue Day
Help us on Wednesdays to acquire and sort reclaimed produce and give it out to the community! If you’d like to help out anywhere from 7am to 2pm, please let us know! Also, your donations and ideas for this project are generously welcomed.
Baldwin St. Garden
We are also experimenting with a collective gardening club on this lot that shares responsibilities as well as the harvest. Baldwin St. Garden is a work in progress, if you’re interested in helping out or becoming a part of it, our current workdays are Sundays 10am to noon. Contact us if you’d like a tour!
Baltimore Free Farm hosts events of all kinds throughout the year. These events bring in much needed funding as well as foster a cultural element to the project. We believe that entertainment and fun keep people refreshed and energized and excited about urban farming! We are often in need of volunteer staffing for these events, so if you are interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check up on our events page for current information.
Please e-mail us to get involved; any and all assistance is appreciated: contact info here
We are currently looking for donations of the following:
- Working chipper / shredder for compost
- Various diameters of PVC, copper, iron and steel pipe
- Various seeds & seedlings
- Mechanic and engineering help
- weed whacker
- 1/2″ hardware cloth
- perennials, especially natives
Think of something else that might be handy?