Urban Gardening

Woodland Urban Community Garden

At the Urban Garden along Woodland Avenue between Park Heights Avenue and Reisterstown Road, residents are growing fresh greens, corn, squash, hot and green peppers, watermelons and strawberries. The Urban Gardens also act as an important learning environment for the youngest Park Heights residents to give them the tools to enjoy an active, healthy lifestyle. The Urban Garden Initiative aims to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to Park Heights and encourage healthy living among its residents by transforming vacant lots into food-producing gardens. With outdoor plots and Hoop houses available, resident gardeners able to grow fresh fruits and vegetables through most of the year.

The Woodland Community Garden contains 25 outdoor garden plots and two year round Hoop Houses. During the 2013 season we have 14 gardeners utilizing all outdoor plots. Through a partnership with University of Maryland Extension Program, PHR has been able to provide nutrition workshops and sustainability workshops for our gardeners. University of Maryland also provided seeds, tools, and supplies for these classes and demonstrations.