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Tools for Planting

CGRN, the Community Greening Resource Network at the Parks and People Foundation, operates five local garden tool banks.  This past Sunday, they held a drive to collect more tools, so they can lend more tools. If you need tools to help you plant or manage your fruit trees or berry...
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Bees in Danger

Our nation’s honey bees are in distress.  With Colony Collapse Disorder, parasites and changing habitats, things are not going well for the bees. The loss has been precipitous. Thirty percent a year each year since 2006. And if our bees are in distress, so are we. Without bees, our trees...
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Where Are The Trees?

We are using this winter (and spring and summer too!) to begin to build our fruit-tree inventory. Good harvests require both the patient, constant blessings of nature, and the planning and hard work of people. That’s why we need you: to tell us where mature fruit trees are so we...
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We All Have a Role

While out gathering wood for the fire tonight, I collected slender twigs that serve as the finest of kindling; pencil-thick twigs that catch fast and burn slow; wrist-thick logs to set the fire steady; quarter-split logs to burn long and deep. And the match, the spark, to get it all...
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Fruit Trees in the Darkness

Tonight the Jewish holiday of lights begins. For these eight nights of Hanukkah, Jews light candles on a special candelabrum called a Menorah. Poignantly, the classic Menorah is in the shape of an espaliered fruit tree, with its celebrated flames appearing as flickering fruit. Each night, a new flame, a...
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Share Your Resources

We invite you to share your resources, at http://www.baltimoreorchardproject.civicworks.com/share_resources. We don’t want to “reinvent the wheel,” so please tell us what you’ve already got! Here’s how: You’ll need to register with the site, and then confirm your site membership by email. You may enter multiple resources per post, or if...
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