Events

10am-1pm Saturday 5/7/14: Fermentation on Wheels coming to Whitelock

From Alison Worman, Whitelock Community Farm Manager:

Just as the fresh veggies start crowding our refrigerators Baltimore is lucky enough to be a pit stop on Fermentation on Wheels grand tour!

“Fermentation on Wheels is a community of gastronomic nomads with a mission to eat thoughtfully, teach fermentation, and connect people with their local food source. We are traveling the U.S.A. by school bus to harvest produce alongside small-scale farmers, hold workshops on the importance of fermentation and micro-agriculture, and inspire.”

Fermentation on Wheels will be holding a FREE workshop/demo/bus tour at Whitelock Community Farm‘s weekly Farm Stand this Saturday May 17th 10am-1pm at Whitelock Community Farm  (900 Whitelock St, Baltimore 21217)

Come support a local farm and learn some new food tricks!

Click here for the Facebook event

5pm Wednesday 5/7/14: North Avenue Design Workshop

Baltimore City Department of Transportation is partnering with Coppin Heights CDCCouncilman Nick Mosby (7th District)Druid Heights CDCNeighborhood Design Center, and Reservoir Hill Improvement Council to sponsor a series of visioning sessions along West North Avenue. This is an opportunity for all the communities and institutions stretching from Charles Street to Hilton Avenue to work together to create a North Avenue streetscape that best serves our communities. In the course of working together, we hope we’ll get to know each other as neighbors, and build new, creative relationships between our communities and institutions.

The workshops will look to gather opinions from all neighbors, including the following questions:

What kind of landscaping and lighting are desired?

How wide should North Avenue be?

How can it be more pedestrian and bicycle friendly?

What can be done to encourage local business to set up shop on North Avenue?

How can a new design help connect the communities along North Avenue in positive ways?

The workshop for the stretch of North Avenue from Charles Street to McCulloh Street will be held on:

Wednesday, 7 May; 5-9 pm

John Eager Howard Recreation Center

2100 Brookfield Avenue

Baltimore, MD, 21217

A free dinner will be served

 

Saturday 5/3: Whitelock Community Farm Plant Sale and Market Stand Opening Day

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Fresh produce available at the Farm's Saturday market stand (8/10/13)

Join Whitelock Community Farm for its season opening plant sale and market stand next Saturday 5/3 from 10am-1pm at the corner of Whitelock Street and Brookfield Avenue! And don't forget to come back Sunday 5/4 for Day 2 of the plant sale, featuring organically grown tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and herbs!

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2014 Mayor's Spring Clean Up: 9:30am-12pm this Saturday 4/26/14

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Alan and his mother prepare plantings in the German Park tree wells (4/13/14)

Even though the temperature doesn't always feel like a warm spring day, at the very least the Mayor's Spring Clean Up has arrived! Join us this Saturday 4/26 on Whitelock St. from 9:30am-12:00pm to tidy up your block with some paper trash bags and hand tools, pick up a gator bag for your young tree, and make good use of (a promised, but not yet confirmed) City-provided dumpster at Whitelock and Brookfield. Neighbors can also head straight over to the Linden Lot project at Linden Ave. and Brooks Ln. to help finish the tree planting and landscaping from last fall.

5-9pm Wednesday 5/7: Help Re-design North Ave.

Re-imagining West North Avenue

 A set of visioning workshops for West North Avenue are taking place over the next few weeks as part of a Baltimore City Department of Transportation project organized by Coppin Heights CDC, Councilman Nick Mosby(7th District), Druid Heights CDC, Neighborhood Design Center, and Reservoir Hill Improvement Council.  The workshops bring together residents to discuss how they'd like to see the North Avenue streetscape look.  

What kind of landscaping and lighting are desired?
How wide should North Avenue be?

How can it be more pedestrian and bicycle friendly?
What can be done to encourage local business to set up shop on North Avenue?
How can a new design help connect the communities along North Avenue in positive ways?

ALL ARE WELCOME!
WE NEED YOUR INPUT!

The workshop for the stretch of North Avenue from Charles Street to McCulloh is scheduled for:

Wednesday, 7 May; 5-9 pm
John Eager Howard Recreation Center
2100 Brookfield Avenue
Baltimore, MD, 21217

A free dinner will be served

Workshop dates and locations for different stretches of west North Avenue are below.

We live and work in a wonderful part of Baltimore City.  This is an opportunity for the communities and institutions along West North Avenue to work together to create a North Avenue streetscape that best serves our communities, and in the course of working together, get to know each other as neighbors, and build new, creative relationships between our communities and institutions.

For more information on the project
For the stretch of North Avenue from Charles Street west to McCulloh,

Contact the Reservoir Hill Improvement Council office at
410.225.7547, or write to rgwynallen@reservoirhill.net

 

 

Inaugural 3rd Thursday: a warm and creative evening

Even when you see someone frequently, and you think you have fixed them in your personal landscape, you don’t always know what’s really deep inside them.  At last night’s inaugural Third Thursdays in Reservoir Hill gathering there were some revelations.

Every Third Thursday we will hold a café style gathering where neighbors and friends can mingle and meet new people over good food and entertainment.  Each month we will feature Central West Baltimore artists and businesses.  This time, Baltimore Poets’ Society held a Poetry Slam, and Liam Flynn’s Alehouse and The Open Plough Project provided the food.

Anthony Pressley, president of the Baltimore Poets’ Society and Director of Community Resources at Druid Heights CDC was Master of Ceremonies, as well as one of the published poets who read that night.  There were many fine offerings, but for all you Reservoir Hill residents and supporters, there were two people you may have seen around a lot, but probably never knew they were poets.

Carl Williams works at John Eager Howard Recreation Center.    If you go in and out of the recreation center much you’ve seen him. We here in the RHIC office certainly have.    But his powerful poem gave us a privileged peek at a part of himself we never knew about.

Carl Williams works at John Eager Howard Recreation Center.  If you go in and out of the recreation center much you’ve seen him. We here in the RHIC office certainly have.  But his powerful poem gave us a privileged peek at a part of himself we never knew about.

The same can be said of Chelsea Monet from New Lens.    We always knew Chelsea was creative, but her depth as a young poet came to us as completely new side of her.

The same can be said of Chelsea Monet from New Lens.  We always knew Chelsea was creative, but her depth as a young poet came to us as completely new side of her.

Anthony Pressley and Karen Griner-Smith (also a published poet who read that night, and grandmother to Amir), accompanied by Roger Murray on keyboards, concluded the evening by leading everyone in a group singing of Lean on Me.

Anthony Pressley and Karen Griner-Smith (also a published poet who read that night, and grandmother to Amir), accompanied by Roger Murray on keyboards, concluded the evening by leading everyone in a group singing of Lean on Me.

Ernest Hemingway referred to the “iceberg theory,” that is to say that the crux of a story rests below the surface. The part we see is only the tip of the iceberg.  Somewhere in the swirling waters of life below what we see moves a much larger story, hidden from view, and only hinted at in fleeting moments.   All these folks gave us a look at some of what lies beneath the surface part we see of them, and for that we thank them all.

Also, thanks to Liam Flynn’s Alehouse and The Open Plough Project for providing the delicious vegan Potato-Leek Soup and vegan Butternut Squash soup.  Check out Central West Baltimore’s own Irish pub at 22 West North Avenue.

Thanks to the Baltimore Poets’ Society for running a great show.

As always, thank you to John Eager Howard Recreation Center for the welcoming space and providing the drinks and utensils for dinner.

And thanks to partners in producing this series: Baltimore Community Foundation, Beth Am Synagogue, Child First at John Eager Howard School, Healthy Neighborhoods, and New Lens.

NEXT
THIRD THURSDAY IN RESERVOIR HILL

15 May – John Eager Howard Recreation Center, 2100 Brookfield Avenue

Watch for the Notices! – (But the Poetry Slam returns a part of the evening)