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November 2022

The Baltimore Sun covers the struggles of Pigtown Community Garden


November 2022

The Baltimore Banner - "Turning city dwellers into farmers"


September 2022

The Baltimore Banner reviews Baltimore’s vacant lot remediation programs

Save urban forests

October 2017

The Baltimore Sun published an op-ed written by Baltimore Green Space staff with surprising facts about urban forests.

December 2016

The Bay Journal wrote about the ecological value of our forest patch program.

June 2016

The Baltimore Sun published an op-ed by Miriam Avins on the economic benefits of green spaces in Baltimore.


Read about our model in Cities and the Environment.

Check out our Site Manager Spotlight on Ashlie Kauffman from Remington Village Green.

Baltimore Messenger workshop coverage

June 2015

The Baltimore Messenger covered our work with forest patches, with a focus on the Govans Urban Forest.

July 2012

The Baltimore Guide covered Baltimore Green Space and the Upper Fells Point Garden (protected since 2009).

Duncan Street Miracle Garden November 2010 Urbanite

November 2010

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.

July 2011

The Baltimore Messenger covered a Baltimore Green Space workshop on how to preserve neighborhoods’ urban oasis.

fall 2012

Our Fall 2012 newsletter focuses on water access for gardens, and birds found during forest patch bird walks.

Fall 2012 Story of Duncan Street

fall 2011

Our Fall 2011 newsletter features the story of the Duncan Street Miracle Garden.

July 2011

A Family’s Summer at the Duncan Street Garden.

Forest patches and Upper Fells Point

summer 2012

Our Summer 2012 newsletter – with forest patches and the Upper Fells Point Garden.

Grist covered the lovely Duncan Street

May 2013

Grist covered the lovely Duncan Street Miracle Garden, protected since 2010.

march 2011

Our survey of the locations of Baltimore’s community-managed open spaces was featured in the March 2011 edition of Landscape Architecture magazine.

November 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.


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.

Baltimore Green Space blogs about “Creating green spaces” at the Open Society Institute’s Audacious Ideas blog.

Pigotwn Horseshoe Pit Tournament

June 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.

Spring 2011

Our Spring 2011 newsletter includes a map of the 111 green spaces (on 462 lots) identified by our volunteers.

Spring 2013

Our Spring 2013 newsletter discusses our efforts to ensure that City-owned lots in community use are not sold inadvertently.

December 2010

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.

July 2013

The Baltimore Sun covered our work with forest patches.

October 2013

The Chesapeake Bay Journal featured Baltimore Green Space and a number of the sites we work with.

April 2019

Baltimore’s new sustainability plan

April 2019

Join us on may 4 to celebrate baltimore’s first preserved community forest!

July 2018

The plot thickens: recipes for garden plot management

July 2018

Wonderment in the baltimore wild

March 2018

Braving the bugs to benefit green spaces

March 2018

The power of pruning

January 2018

Foxes, duff, and forest stewards

January 2018

Behind the scenes with baltimore green space

October 2017

Exploring fairwood forest

October 2017

Myths of the urban forest

September 2017

Overcoming challenges, creating new possibilities

August 2017

Growing young leaders

June 2017

Grounded in the garden

June 2017

A band of birders

March 2017

Researchers in the woods

March 2017

10 years of baltimore green space

December 2016

Protecting play

December 2016

Working the woods!

August 2016

Bird walk bash!

August 2016

Land and well-being – and taxes

June 2016

A neighborhood father in hanlon park

June 2016

Father to a forest

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