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By Sarah Krones, Community Greening Resource Network Coordinator, Parks and People FoundationA community planting project in Medfield An initiative of Parks & People Foundation and Maryland Cooperative Extension, the Community Greening Resource Network (CGRN) is a membership program supporting Baltimore City community gardeners and greeners. By coordinating the resources available in our city, CGRN creates a comprehensive and consistent network so it’s easier to maintain the valuable green spaces in our communities. There will be
Had your fill of driving to the mall, searching for parking, and waiting in long lines for the same old gifts you give every year? Waverly Main Street is what you’re looking for. Shopping local is more important than ever this year, as we’re all looking for ways to trim costs. Don’t fill up the tank — take a walk or bike ride over to Waverly Main Street for one-of-a-kind gifts like books, electronics, and
In the late 1960s and 1970s, GHCC’s slogan was “People are the Key.” We still know it’s true. The people who create positive change in our neighborhoods are residents like you who want their communities to be great places to live, work, and raise families. A community garden in the 2200 block of Barclay Street This month’s issue of the Urbanite magazine profiles 6 “neighborhood heroes — people fighting for and inspiring change in parts
By Karen DeCamp, Assistant Director of Public Education, Advocacy, and Outreach, GHCCWaverly student Zahaire Calloway at a January 2008 school clean-up Bebe Verdery of the ACLU of Maryland blogged on the Open Society Institute’s Audacious Ideas blog about her dream of rebuilding Baltimore’s aging schools into new green schools, full of natural light to inspire and nurture children. Well – that dream is becoming a reality at Waverly Elementary/Middle School, where architects have been hired