Forging new ground in the garden
Do you garden in your backyard but want to do more? Just want to get started?
The guy who makes sure Whole Foods grocery stocks local items is launching a side project to get Baltimore growing -- as well as cooking, preserving and selling.
Mark Smallwood (pictured above in his own backyard garden) is working with the city to find a site and get teaching. Once that's up, he plans to show people how to cook and keep the food, then sell it. He also wants to open a cannery, which could eventually sell stuff to Whole Foods. He says there's lots of interest already.
Read about Smallwood's plans and see what other community garden projects are going on in the city here. Look for announcements about classes soon. And let us know what's going on in your neighborhood.
Baltimore Sun photo/Patrick Smith