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04/02/12 Grow Annapolis Makes Gardens Happen
Homestead Gardens Blog – I’ve watched gardening organizations form, then create a project or two with modest success, but I’ve never seen one have the impact that Grow Annapolis has in it’s two short years. It broke ground on its first garden – the Annapolis City Dock Community Garden (and the only community garden in Annapolis) – in mid-summer of 2010 and that garden now serves 20+ local gardeners and passerby who partake of its gleaning opportunities (it’s not stealing; it’s encouraged!) The Grow Annapolis team is now working hard to start a second, much larger community garden at Bywater Park.

03/29/12 Growing a Garden and Community
What’s Up Annapolis – One warm October morning in 2010, an elementary school principal, a PTA president, a worker from the school’s after-care program, and a young man running a newly incorporated nonprofit, got together to talk about creating a school food garden.

03/03/12 Annapolis’ community garden
What’s Up AnnapolisCommunity gardens are great for people like me — I currently live in an apartment, I’m about to move into a townhome, and I just don’t have anywhere other than a pot on my windowsill to grow plants. Other than basil, there’s not much I can grow.

06/21/11 Local Gardeners Find Healthy Living in Community Gardens
Greater Annapolis Patch – Local food experts from around the region gathered Thursday at Quiet Waters Park for the seventh in a series of environmental lectures. The theme for Thursday’s session was The Benefits to Eating Green.

04/30/11 Elementary students plant gardens; learn value of healthy diet
The Capital Gazette – In a collision of urban and agrarian, the downtown Annapolis Elementary School dedicated new gardens behind its playgrounds yesterday. Inside freshly constructed raised boxes, students prekindergarten through fifth grade each had a plot where they planted various items like lemon thyme, blueberries, strawberries and lettuce.

“We hope by the end of the year, we’ll have a great salad we grew ourselves,” Principal Susan Myers told them.

It’s part of a partnership with Grow Annapolis, a non-profit organization promoting community gardens to promote healthy eating…

04/3/11 Grow Annapolis Kicks off Gardening Season with Orientation and Work Party
Greater Annapolis Patch – Dozens of gardeners, many of whom live in apartments and condominiums with minimal yard space, came together to sip coffee, socialize, and get their hands dirty.

The event kicked off at 9 a.m., when folks arrived to sign in and pick up a handbook. Then people divided into two groups: one group began preparing the site of the Annapolis Elementary School garden, and the other group worked the City Dock community garden, located at 9 St. Mary’s Street.

03/08/11 Annapolis garden plot thickens! Apply now
The Baltimore Sun – I stumbled on these gardens last summer while strolling around downtown, and they were doing beautifully.

07/12/10 Garden sprouts near City Dock
The Capital Gazette – Amid the blistering heat, a small oasis has sprouted in Annapolis during the past few weeks. Carefully planned, planted and cared for, the city’s first community garden is now blossoming at the old recreation center building near City Dock.

09/7/10 Grow Annapolis: A Community Garden Project

The Baltimore Sun – You never know where you will stumble on a vegetable garden.

I was in downtown Annapolis Friday, reporting on the non-event that Hurricane Earl became, when I saw what I was sure was a vegetable garden on the grounds of the old Annapolis Rec Center.

Sure enough. Behind a sign that read “Grow Annapolis,” were rows of tomatoes, herbs, melons, peppers and more.

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