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Fruit Trees & Berries – Baltimore Farm Alliance
May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT$15
Did you know there is fruit growing all over Baltimore City? At this field day we will visit one city orchard, The Edible Food Forest, which includes plantings of Asian persimmons, Asian and European pears, apples and figs. Ted Martello, an orchard steward with Baltimore Orchard Project will give us a tour of the site and will provide an overview of best practices for orchard planting, care and management.
Attendees will also learn about wild harvesting and have the opportunity to harvest and taste wild mulberries from the park! More info about Mulberry Harvesting can be found at the bottom of this webpage.
More about the speaker: Ted (Teddy) Martello, he/they/we pronouns, has spent most of life walking on Piscataway land. He grew up in Lutherville, and has now been a resident of the Hampden neighborhood for the last ten years. Ted is a certified arborist and agent of change within Baltimore’s bustling tree planting and community forestry movement. Employed by the City’s Forestry department to care for public trees in parks and on streets, he also handles a spring and fall community tree order and runs the City tree nursery in Druid Hill Park. An orchard steward with Baltimore Orchard Project’s network, Ted prunes, thins, and harvests tree fruits at Baltimore Free Farm, a new community orchard in Druid Hill Park, and a small parcel in Baltimore County.
This is an in-person workshop. Pre registration is required so we can plan accordingly. We suggest that attendees wear weather appropriate attire, and closed-toed shoes you don’t mind getting dirty. Be sure to bring a water bottle! There will be extra masks, waters, hand sanitizer, sunscreen & bug spray on site.
- Pre Work/Readings: We encourage attendees to read through the Baltimore Orchard Project website.
- Parking Information: parking area beside community garden, meet at fire hydrant next to garden.
- Access to Restroom: Best to go before you come, but there are restrooms in the park by the basketball courts/pool on east drive if needed
- Other Notes: The area is grassy. There is no seating on site, there is some shade.
- Cancellation Policy: In the event that we need to cancel due to weather or unforeseen circumstances attendees will receive an email notification.
- Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID and Health Safety Protocol
- Please do not attend if you are feeling ill, experiencing symptoms, or have been exposed to people in your life who are sick.
- Please contact the event organizer/appropriate Farm Alliance Staff to make arrangements regarding your absence.
- If you learn that you have tested positive for COVID within 5 days after an event, we ask that you please notify us so that we can inform participants about possible exposure.