The City Farms program began in 1978. Today there are seven City Farms providing 640 plots for urban gardeners. Baltimore City residents grow their own vegetables, herbs and flowers in the beauty and safety of seven city parks: Carroll, Clifton, Dewees, Druid Hill, Fort Holabird, Leakin Patterson and Roosevelt.
Each plot offers about 150 sq feet of gardening space and rents for $20 per year. The gardener also pays a one time key fee of $10, which gives access to a fenced and locked garden. Participants are responsible for the tilling, planting and seasonal maintenance of their plots as well as the common areas.
All City Farms gardens have city water and hoses. Wood chips and leaf compost are also provided.
Gardeners are invited to participate in the “Best Gardens of Baltimore”, a contest judged by Maryland Master Gardeners. Ribbons and prizes are awarded at the annual City Farms Supper, a celebration of the efforts and rewards of urban gardening.
City Farms Coordinator
4915 Greenspring Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21209
coleen [dot] mccarty [at] baltimorecity [dot] gov