TerraLogos participated in the 2013 Baltimore FlowerMart, an annual event held since 1911 in the Mt Vernon neighborhood. We manned a booth presenting information, handing out flyers, and engaging visitors in the Green School movement for our city schools. With the recent funding legislation to implement a 10-year schools re-investment and renovation program, getting the word out on green schools is critical to creating 21st Century schools for our city and students. TerraLogos is actively engaged in this initiative and excited to be promoting green and healthy schools.
TerraLogos joined students from the BCPSS Great Kids Farm in the booth. The students were selling herbs, vegetable plants, and trees that they had propagated and grown at the farm. All plant sale proceeds directly benefit the programs and work at the Farm. Part of the 21st Century initiative is to promote outdoor learning in inner city schools, environmental literacy and growing healthy food for the schools. We applaud the work of Great Kids Farm and look forward to seeing the ‘fruits’ of their labor as they ‘green’ our city.
The Baltimore FlowerMart is a remarkable festival to celebrate spring, artwork, and local artisans. You can find everything from handmade jewelry to locally grown fig tree seedlings, and of course lots of flowers!
For more information on greening schools check out:
USGBC Maryland Chapter Schools Committee: http://usgbcmd.org/schools
Center for High Performance Schools (CHPS): http://www.chps.net
Great Kids Farm: http://www.baltimorecityschools.org/greatkidsfarm
Baltimore City Public Schools Greening: http://www.baltimorecityschools.org/green