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  • The Baltimore Sun published an op-ed written by Baltimore Green Space staff with surprising facts about urban forests. October 2017.
  • The Bay Journal wrote about the ecological value of our forest patch program. December 2016.
  • The Baltimore Sun published an op-ed by Miriam Avins on the economic benefits of green spaces in Baltimore. June 2016.
  • Read about our model in Cities and the Environment.
  • Check out our Site Manager Spotlight on Ashlie Kauffman from Remington Village Green.
  • The Baltimore Messenger covered our work with forest patches, with a focus on the Govans Urban Forest. June 2015.
  • The Baltimore Sun covered our work with forest patches. July 2013.
  • Grist covered the lovely Duncan Street Miracle Garden, protected since 2010. May 2013.
  • The Chesapeake Bay Journal featured Baltimore Green Space and a number of the sites we work with. October 2013.
  • The Baltimore Guide covered Baltimore Green Space and the Upper Fells Point Garden (protected since 2009). July 2012.
  • The Baltimore Messenger covered a Baltimore Green Space workshop on how to preserve neighborhoods’ urban oasis. July 2011.
  • The Baltimore Sun covered the First Annual Horseshoe Tournament at the Pit in Pigtown (protected by Baltimore Green Space since 2010), including a separate photo-essay. June 2011.
  • Our survey of the locations of Baltimore’s community-managed open spaces was featured in the March 2011 edition of Landscape Architecture magazine.
  • Baltimore Green Space’s policy work was featured as a Success Story in the Office of Sustainability’s 2010 Annual Report. We worked to craft a policy that allows Baltimore City to sell land in use as community-managed open space to qualified land trusts for $1 per lot.
  • The Baltimore Sun covered our work to let Baltimore City government know which “vacant” lots are actually community gardens, pocket parks, or other kinds of community-managed open spaces. December 2010.
  • Hear the podcast of the November 4, 2010, Marc Steiner Show.  Baltimore Green Space’s Miriam Avins discussed community-managed open spaces, along with Beth Strommen from the Baltimore City Office of Sustainability and Lewis Sharpe of the Duncan Street Miracle Garden.
  • Read the profile of the Duncan Street Miracle Garden in the November 2010 Urbanite, along with information on the dollar lot program that Baltimore Green Space helped to create.
  • Baltimore Green Space blogs about “Creating green spaces” at the Open Society Institute’s Audacious Ideas blog.
  • Stories & Info from Baltimore Green Space
  • Our Spring 2013 newsletter discusses our efforts to ensure that City-owned lots in community use are not sold inadvertently.
  • Our Fall 2012 newsletter focuses on water access for gardens, and birds found during forest patch bird walks.
  • Our Summer 2012 newsletter – with forest patches and the Upper Fells Point Garden.
  • Our Fall 2011 newsletter features the story of the Duncan Street Miracle Garden.
  • A Family’s Summer at the Duncan Street Garden, posted July 2011.
  • Our Spring 2011 newsletter includes a map of the 111 green spaces (on 462 lots) identified by our volunteers.