Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tri Veggie Visits Doc In The Park this Saturday at Noon

     (photo by Colby Ware)

This Saturday (11/9) at Herring Run Park, students from Benjamin Franklin High School will bring Filbert St. Garden's TriVeggie Food Market to the Docs in the Park
Late-season Salsa
Herb & Apple Cider
Spicy Salad Green

Filbert St. Garden T-Shirts, and a leaf-rubbing activity!
Come one, come all

Monday, October 21, 2013

2013 Haunted Harvest Celebration!

Stare directly into the 2 pumpkins. Closer, yes closer. Goooooooood. Feel your shoulders relax, your mind is empty-
    You are coming to the Filbert St. Garden Haunted Harvest. You WILL bob for apples. You will listen to all of the spooky stories from Enoch Pratt Library volunteers, build scarecrows with our community gardeners, and take the haunted garden trail. You will pick a pumpkin ($5-!0 sliding scale) buy a slice of pumpkin pie, and pick up one of our BRAND NEW Garden T-shirts.
yes, gooooooooood. Find more information about what you will be doing saturday night HERE.
Come in Costume. This event is all ages.
Mwah ha ha ha ha ha.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Open Society Institute profiles a summer at FSG!

Take a look at some of the amazing photographs taken by Colby Ware as part of a photo essay about the 2013 season at Filbert St. Garden. Click here to view the full photo essay

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Oh Sylvia...

It's with great disappointment that I am composing this post. We welcomed the Charm City Garden Tour on sunday, and had a great time. After a wonderful weekend at the garden, it was that much more disheartening to discover that our TriVeggie Food Cart, nicknamed "Sylvia," had been stolen!

The theft was discovered only an hour before high school students from Benjamin Franklin High School were expecting to once again load Sylvia up with fresh produce and homegrown mint and echinacea tea to distribute to their neighbors. This time it was for a Back-To-School meet and greet being held by Curtis Bay Elementary/Middle in the Filbert St. Garden.
Yes, the TriVeggie Market was still open for business, and while middle school students gave garden tours, new students picked flowers for their family and parents met teachers, TriVeggie's 10th Grade Business Manager put on a smile and did a great job.

After everyone had left though, and Gary was left to count the day's money and enter it in his accounting book, there was no hiding how upset and hurt we both felt. TriVeggie grew from our brainstorming sessions in February, our interviews with supporters from the City Health Department and Habitat for Humanity. After many more months of construction and design conversations, the 10 members of the TriVeggie Service Learning class at BFHS brought Sylvia to life.
It is a sad day, but Gary and the TriVeggie team have already regrouped and will be once again providing their herbal teas at Ben Franklin High School on Friday at 1pm. Please think of them this week as they work through this latest challenge. For more about TriVeggie, check out the link on the right side of this page.
Sylvia, we will miss you!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Meet our Flower Bouquets!


Flowers are optimistic in their very nature-
staking this year's hard-won resources on next year's fertility. They are also gorgeous, fragrant, and occasionally edible reminders of our role in things, and our dependence on the folks we share space with. Members of Filbert St. Garden have had a lot of time to reflect on this recently- 

the TriVeggie students, garden interns, 
and community gardeners spend every Tuesday afternoon 
cutting flowers and making bouquets for 
Milk and Honey Market on Cathedral St. 
in Baltimore.

The plants we are clipping from- echinacea, boneset, pyeweed, bee balm, goldenrod, and the black-eyed susan, are all plants native to our area. These plants establish themselves as important supporters of local wildlife, and most of them have health benefits for people as well.
Stop by Milk & Honey for a lovely reminder that we're all in this together, and before you leave be sure to try the red goat panini... yum.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Mushroom Appreciation Day @ Filbert St. 7/20 3pm


Fungi (mushrooms) play a huge role in keeping our garden healthy, even if we don't always give them the credit they deserve. Come out to Filbert St. and show some mushroom love!
Bring a mushroom dish to share and help us grow more mushrooms!

We'll be doing some maintenance on our shiitake logs, and starting oyster mushrooms in plastic buckets. Guests will have the chance to build their own mini-mushroom farm.
$5 to attend, $15 to build and take home a mushroom bucket.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

High School Students debut "TriVeggie" Food Cart


TriVeggie is South Baltimore's first bike-powered food cart, and it was designed and built by students from Benjamin Franklin High School in Brooklyn/Curtis Bay. The project began as a discussion about the history of food carts in baltimore. We viewed the film "We Are Arabbers, and spoke with local experts Eric Jackson (Baltimarket) and Megan Driscoll (Habitat for Humanity)

The Velocipede Bike Project donated an industrial tricycle, and by the end of the semester, students were processing vegetables grown at Filbert St. Garden, packaging them into single serving sizes, and selling them. In our first week of business we have sold $200 worth of produce!

Come visit TriVeggie at Ben Franklin High School at 11:30 on Fridays, CBEMS at 2:30 on Fridays, and at the corner of Church St. and Anabel on Saturdays (Hours TBA)

Monday, April 29, 2013

Grand Opening Fundraiser!!

Holy Moly, after 3 years of growing, learning, and re-growing, the Filbert St. Garden is showing off a little.

Come out to the Garden on May 18th, from 2-6 pm. Help us pay our water bill and work with students and neighbors to grow more food! There will be garden tours, docented by students who helped design and plant the garden

We are going to munch on biscuits made by the amazing Blacksauce Kitchen, who are neighbors of ours in Curtis Bay. 
There will be live music by Blue Valley Farmer and by Paper Daughter, 2 local groups with fantastic talent and generous hearts.
Thanks also to the kindness of Aliceanna Winery, Infused Spreads, Bambeco, Charm City Yoga and other local businesses, we're going to have a silent auction.

Students from Ben Franklin High School will be debuting the TRIVEGGIE, their service learning project with Filbert St. Garden. The Triveggie food-cycle is a response from Curtis Bay/Brooklyn students to their neighborhood's lack of fresh food, inspired by Baltimore's rich history of food carts. 

$10/neighborhood families
Kids under 10, FREE

DIRECTIONS from Baltimore City-
     Head south! Cross the Hanover St. Bridge, follow Potee to Rt. 2 south.
Make a left at Church St. right after El Salto (muy delicioso) and the Value Village.
Continue for about a mile and make a left on W. Bay at the Farring Baybrook Park entrance.
Make your first right onto Filbert St. Garden on the right.

RSVP to filbertstreetgarden@gmail.com
Can't make it but want to help? Click on that donate button to the right.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Filbert St. Garden Easter Egg Hunt

Next to Curtis Bay Elementary/Middle School.
From Downtown Baltimore:
Cross Hanover St. Bridge, follow signs to Rt. 2 South.
Left at Church, Left at W. Bay. Right on Filbert.
Sign install, Blueberry love, coffee and fresh air.