A Neighborhood Father in Hanlon Park

There never would have been a garden if Warren “Johnny” Shaw hadn’t gotten a summons from Baltimore City in 2008 to clean up an abandoned lot he didn’t even own. In fact, the City owned it, but the lot was an eyesore and Johnny agreed that it needed to be cleaned up.

Father to a Forest

Like Butch Berry, plenty of people are sad that kids “don’t know how to play in the woods anymore.” But Butch, who leads the restoration of Springfield Woods, is actually doing something about it. He’s pulling out poison ivy and cutting paths, and getting neighbors into the woods to experience nature and get invested.