BLISS

A 10 acre land-reclamation project at the intersection of environmental and food justice located at 5105 Plainfield Ave in Frankford.

The BLISS Meadows project is a 10 acre land-reclamation project at the intersection of environmental and food justice located at 5105 Plainfield Ave in Frankford. The entire project weaves together 3 contiguous properties, a 7 acre park, a 2.5 acre parcel with 2 ponds, and a large vacant home,  through public and private partnerships with land owners.

In 2017, Founder and Executive Director, Atiya Wells, came across the vacant property in her Frankford neighborhood in Northeast Baltimore. She envisioned a space for community dinners, environmental education, nature play spaces, and gardens.

In 2019, that dream became a reality when she received the blessing from the property’s owner. Noticing the vacant house adjacent to the property, she launched a fundraising campaign to purchase it, and met the goal in less than 30 days.

As of 2021, BLISS Meadows is in Phase Two: Development of a 5 Year Phase-In plan which includes renovating the vacant house, expanding production for the community farm, and starting a trail system in the park

For more information about events, opportunities to explore the forest, or to volunteer, please contact the forest steward Atiya Wells at awells@backyardbasecamp.org. To learn more about BLISS visit their website at https://backyardbasecamp.org/bliss-meadows, or check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BackyardBasecamp

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