Baltimore's City Hall vegetable garden: a first look
Photos courtesy of Angela Treadwell-Palmer
Landscape designer Angela Treadwell-Palmer gives us a first look at her plans for the second City Hall vegetable garden in Baltimore.
Instead of the fussy Victorian style of last year's garden, which made maintenance and harvesting more difficult, Treadwell-Palmer is using a more minimalist, modern approach this year.
The vegetables will be planted in large squares that exhibit their different colors. The result will give a kind of giant quilt look to the garden.
This year, the garden will also more closely meet the needs of Our Daily Bread, the city's soup kitchen which feeds more than 700 homeless men and women each day and received more than 2,000 pounds of produce from the garden last summer.
The staff there asked for more greens and beans and fewer "exotic" vegetables, such as eggplant or okra, which defied attempts to make large quantities.