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Preserving the Harvest – Canning!

As the winter nears, we start to prepare ourselves and all that we steward for the change. This season marks a great shift in our interaction with the trees and the “outside” world. After we harvest our bounty, how do we spread and share it across the winter months? How...
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Homemade Mint & Serviceberry Soda!

By Amrita Gulati, AmeriCorps Orchard Organizer We host monthly nursery workdays at the Baltimore Orchard Project (BOP) in order to involve volunteer community members in caring for our fruit and nut trees. As part of those workdays, I have started to provide culinary and nutrition demonstrations and sampling, in order...
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Guava, Immortal Nectar

Hi there! My name is Amrita Gulati. I’m starting my journey at the Baltimore Orchard Project, and am excited to grow, flourish and learn all that I can with the Civic Works team, as an AmeriCorps member serving as an Orchard Organizer. My past experience includes working to build gardens,...
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Introducing Vanessa!

Hello! My name is Vanessa Lubiner (on the left in the photo above) and I am the new Program Coordinator at the Baltimore Orchard Project. After getting a lay of the land and familiar with its characteristics, I am starting to feel at home. In my first few hours at...
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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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