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Pruning Season

Observing the seasonal changes in the orchard is one of my favorite things about working at BOP. Of course the blossoms of May and the ripe fruit of August are some of the most exciting, but each month holds an important place in the cycle. The winter months are a...
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Loppers & Me

My name is Chrissy Talbert and I am an AmeriCorps member serving with the Baltimore Orchard Project. I am here to tell you about my experience with loppers, which was amazing. One day, I was out in the nursery learning about the tools that we need to use for tree...
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2017-2018 Youth Education Programming

The Baltimore Orchard Project’s youth education programing is up and running! Our 3 new AmeriCorps members Liz, Nyzeria and Chris are creating programs focusing on orchard care, environmental justice and food security. Gabbie, the new youth education coordinator is introducing the program to schools and community centers that have orchards....
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This year we’re excited to announce a partnership with HEX Ferments and Atwaters to make sauerkraut and apple butter! All the apples were harvested from August-September from Carroll Park in southwest Baltimore. Created as a replica of a historic orchard maintained on the site previously, 60 heirloom apple trees (16...
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Movable Orchard Construction

This past week we finished up building a prototype movable orchard (pictured above). This post will show you, step by step, how to make your own! Materials:  5 Gallon Bucket 4 foot hose length (3/8 diameter) Plumbers glue Drill 3/8 inch drill bit Landscaping cloth Gravel Sand Potting Soil Plants Small...
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Pawpaws: A Baltimore Summer Tradition

Over the last decade, wild foods have recaptured the American imagination. Foraged goods have reached a popularity unseen since the 1970’s. Arguably, no fruit has captured this spirit more than the pawpaw. Interest in the fruit has prompted coverage in national publications, and in 2015, a book dedicated to the...
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