The Blue Jay’s Perch has come a long way over the past year and a half since its start! In our first season alone, we brought together over 200 students, staff, faculty, and community members to enjoy the pleasures of growing food and friendships. We bonded over construction projects and cookouts; hosted educational field trips for local children; and were even privy to a home-brewing presentation. We won the Baltimore City Master Gardener’s Best New Community Garden of the Year award. To top it off, we donated over 100 pounds of produce to local soup kitchens!
This year we aspire to do even more! Dedicated volunteers (of whom we could always use more!) have stepped up to plan projects, solve the garden’s water challenges, create a communal row planting scheme, and more. We are excited to see where these efforts will lead us through this year and beyond.
Thus, we are excited to invite you to help us celebrate the start of spring and the gardening season this Sunday, April 21 from 1-3 PM at the BJP.
This exciting day will feature kid-friendly activities, a composting workshop, vegetable planting, official hanging of their garden sign, and the launch of a new astronomical sculpture project. All – students, staff, faculty, community members, kids, adults alike – are welcome!
Chef Irena Stein of Cafe Azafran will be briefly speaking about the importance of local food growing and community building, and a local musician will add to the vibe with some tunes!
Hot dogs and veggie dogs will be provided, as well as strawberry lemonade from Cafe Azafran. Attendees are encouraged to bring a side dish to share for a potluck-style picnic. Please also bring a picnic blanket or chairs.
Check out our Facebook event and invite your friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/562879437068520/
Rain date: Sunday, April 28
Don’t know where the BJP is? Check out our Google map location:http://www.google.com/mapmaker?gw=39&fid=0x89c804fe22478ee1%3A0x7be9db78bbb86514