Pop! Farm is a volunteer-run community garden in Southwest Baltimore with support from Southwest Partnership and the University of Maryland, Baltimore - Community Engagement Center.
Since the mid-1990's, a community garden has existed at 14 North Schroeder Street thanks to the an initiative of Delegate Ruth M. Kirk (District 44) of the Maryland General Assembly. The current iteration, under the name of Pop! Farm, was established in 2012 to:
Promote interest in sustainable urban agriculture as method of community development
Present opportunities for children/families to participate in growing, harvesting & preparing vegetables in a community setting
Empower individuals in food decision-making & encourage healthy eating practices
The continued support of our neighbors, the larger community, and our fiscal and administrative partners (the Southwest Partnership and the University of Maryland, Baltimore's Office of Community Engagement, respectively), allows us to provide a safe and comfortable place utdoors in Southwest Baltimore for all community members to promote health, build community, and use their imaginations.
Pop! Farm is guided by ideals of equitable land sovereignty, racial equity, and addressing food aparthied. We are a space that welcomes all people regardless of race, gender expression, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and immigration status.
Pop! Farm provides a safe, comfortable place outdoors in Southwest Baltimore for all community members to promote health, build community, and use their imaginations.
We would like to acknowledge that we are convening on the ancestral homeland of the Paskestikweya (Pist-ka-tanh-wah) people who have stewarded this land for generations.
We humbly offer our respects to the elders, past and present citizens of the Cedarville Band of the Piscataway Conoy, the Piscataway Indian Nation, and the Piscataway Indian Tribe. We strive to hold space and honor the perspectives these nations share regarding their histories, cultures, and traditions.