Update on Woodberry’s City Farm

March 21, 2012- Spring is officially here and it’s time to get our gardens started.  Over the next couple of days I will be at Rock Rose Park measuring off and numbering plots. On Sat. March 24 I will be there from 10 until 12 to answer questions and let you stake your claim. Some of you have already sent contracts and payments. If you have not, don’t worry—I will have contracts with me and you can mail your payment later. If you can’t make it there on Sat I will make a later appointment with you. I also attached a copy of the contract in case you want to print and bring it with you.

Please note that because we plan to continue this year with the existing deer fence, there will not be a key fee.

Also, please check with your friends—if you know someone who wants a plot but didn’t get this email, let them know. I might not have everyone’s correct email.

If you aren’t familiar with the park and where the garden is located, go to the intersection of Rock Rose Ave and Clipper Rd. Walk past the gate and up the hill. You will see the deer fence.

I look forward to meeting everyone and getting the garden started.

Best regards,

Coleen McCarty
City Farms Coordinator


Background:  Woodberry is officially getting a Baltimore City Farm, which will be located in Rockrose Park at the old ballfield site behind the playlot.  Baltimore City Farms is a Recreation and Parks program, which offers garden plots for rent to City residents.  The program is open to anyone wishing to garden, regardless of their level of experience.

Most plots are about 150 sq ft (a little over 10×10 ft in size), and rent for $30/yr.  All City Farms gardens have city water, hoses and wheelbarrows available.  Wood chips are also provided.

To sign up for a plot, or for more information, contact Coleen McCarty at 410-396-0181 or coleen.mccarty@baltimorecity.gov