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Fall 2022 Tree Species Availability Free Tree Giveaway

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Take home your own free tree! Blue Water Baltimore is partnering with the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability, TreeBaltimore and Stillmeadow Community Fellowship to offer residents a variety of native tree species for FREE! From small flowering…

‘Tis the Season For Deer Rub

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“Buck Rubbing on Tree” by USFWS Mountain Prairie is licensed under CC BY 2.0.  Why do white-tailed deer rub their antlers on trees? Each spring, male deer (also called ‘stags’ or ‘bucks’) grow a new set of antlers. In the…

Progress through Partnership: Medstar Harbor Hospital

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Medstar Harbor Hospital (MHH), one of two waterfront hospitals in Maryland, sits on a 30-acre campus directly on the Patapsco River. An extensive lawn and numerous parking lots had for years caused rainwater and pollution to flow off the property…

Do your part. Protect our green spaces in Baltimore!

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What are native, non-native, and invasive plant species? Native species have co-evolved in specific ecosystems for thousands of years. Native plants are anchors of healthy, biodiverse communities. They have adapted to local soils and climate conditions. Each species plays a…

Herring Run Nursery named one of Maryland’s Coolest Spaces

The Daily Record has named Herring Run Nursery one of ther 2020 Maryland's Coolest Spaces.
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The Daily Record’s 2020 Maryland’s Coolest Spaces have been chosen, and our Herring Run Nursery is a winner!  Maryland is home to hundreds of cool spaces, from breathtaking architecture and re-purposed buildings to sustainable green spaces like our Nursery. The…

5 Edible Native Plants!

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In honor of the Baltimore Herb Festival this Saturday, we’ve been thinking a lot about native edible plants. Guest blogger Skylar Gibbons-Reich, manager of Hidden Harvest Farm and Herring Run Nursery edible plant expert, put together this guide of five…