Baltimore has an abundance of vacant land – more than 15,000 lots that can lead to blight. Fortunately, many neighborhoods use this land to create gardens and other green spaces. While some are temporary, many neighborhoods want to see their green spaces last forever. Baltimore Green space works with neighborhoods to preserve their urban oases.
Residents often create gardens or other open spaces to improve their neighborhods. This is the Duncan Street Miracle Garden while it was being created (around 1990).
Today, the garden (protected in 2010) donates about half the food grown to food pantries and food kitchens. It is an oasis for birds, and of course for the gardeners.