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Public Field Day: Fruit Trees & Berries

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

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.

This is an in-person workshop. Pre registration is required so we can plan accordingly. We suggest that attendees wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you won’t mind getting dirty. Be sure to bring a water bottle! There will be a hand washing station on site, as well as extra masks, waters, hand sanitizer, sunscreen & bug spray.

Parking Information: 3101 Shop Road Baltimore MD 21217, parking area beside community garden, meet at fire hydrant next to garden
Restrooms: 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: There is no seating on site
Cancellation Policy: In the event that we need to cancel due to weather or unforeseen circumstances attendees will receive an email notification. Paying attendees will receive a refund.
Pre-readings: We encourage attendees to read through the Baltimore Orchard Project website.
Questions? Please contact
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.


Contact Name
Alison Worman
Contact Email
Event Address
Druid Hill 900 Druid Park Lake Dr. Baltimore, MD 21217
Baltimore & Central Maryland


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