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REINVENTING OUR COMMUNITY GARDEN

REINVENTING OUR COMMUNITY GARDEN

A Case Study in Collaboration, Growing Food, and Building Community By Jane Dugdale “It was just a bunch of crazy kids from Green Team that wanted a community garden,” says Mark Connolly, who has been a leading figure in Green Team for 30 years.  “They just asked...

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Meet Allie Sasek

Meet Allie Sasek

Allie joined Trellis in spring 2021 as a Seasonal Program Assistant for the SEED Skills Program, later transitioning to GROW Careers Program Manager to guide older youth in their career paths. She supports interns placed in paid internships at local nonprofits and...

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Meet Grace Hardy

Meet Grace Hardy

Grace Hardy is Trellis’ Program Operations Manager. With a background in youth outdoor education through Baltimore’s Outward Bound program, Grace was a natural fit for Trellis’ youth programming. At the beginning of her tenure at Trellis, in 2020, she helped to...

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Meet Kat McCaughern!

Meet Kat McCaughern!

Meet Kat McCaughern, Trellis’s passionate Garden Educator and Greenhouse Manager! Kat blends a deep-rooted background in Montessori education with a love of organic agriculture. With years of experience nurturing both plants and minds, Kat cultivates not just gardens,...

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Spotlight on Dave Brennfleck: Over a Decade of Volunteering!

Spotlight on Dave Brennfleck: Over a Decade of Volunteering!

Today we are interviewing David Brennfleck, a longtime volunteer with Trellis for Tomorrow and our primary point of contact at SAP, one of our first Food for All garden partners. Read on to learn more about Dave’s journey as he has partnered with Trellis for the last...

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Nurturing Food Security; Fostering Food Sovereignty

Nurturing Food Security; Fostering Food Sovereignty

In the world of food systems, two connected yet separate concepts play crucial roles in shaping our relationship with food - food security and food sovereignty. While both aim to ensure access to nutritious food, they differ in their focus and principles....

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Cultivating a Healthier Future: Our SEED Skills Gardens

Cultivating a Healthier Future: Our SEED Skills Gardens

In today's fast-paced world, it's easy to overlook the importance of a balanced diet and access to fresh, nutrient-dense foods. Unfortunately, many communities face significant challenges when it comes to accessing these essential resources. Our SEED Skills gardens,...

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The Incredible Power of Composting

The Incredible Power of Composting

With climate change becoming an increasingly more urgent issue, it's crucial for us to adopt sustainable practices that can make a real difference. One practice that packs a punch is composting. It's simple, effective, and has a range of environmental benefits. In...

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Changing climate, growing solutions.

Changing climate, growing solutions.

Climate change is often thought of as a problem of the future. However, scientists agree it is already affecting our daily lives. Species decline, extreme weather events, and challenges to the resiliency of our current food supply are just a few of the impacts of a...

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Past to Present: A History of our Youth Programs

Past to Present: A History of our Youth Programs

It was 2005 - the year that YouTube was created, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, and Guitar Hero hit shelves for the first time. 2005 was also the year that Clemens Pietzner (founder) and Mark Birdsall (former Director of Youth Programs 2004-2016) had a phone call...

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R/Evolutionary Youth Programs: the SEED Leadership Track

R/Evolutionary Youth Programs: the SEED Leadership Track

Something special is happening at Trellis for Tomorrow. Beyond the many gardens, hundreds of volunteers, tens of thousands of pounds of organic produce, and the countless meals positively impacted by nutrient-dense foods distributed throughout the region, something...

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When to Start your Seeds for a Thriving Garden

When to Start your Seeds for a Thriving Garden

By February, gardeners are itching to get their hands back in the soil. Our muscles are well-rested after some hibernation, the days are beginning to lengthen, and a few warm days here and there tease that spring is around the corner. I’ll be honest; we’ve had such a...

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Resolutions to Better Care for Our World

Resolutions to Better Care for Our World

It’s January! – that sometimes frosty, sort of quiet, mostly post-holiday time when the promise of new achievements in a new year (and perhaps some festive indigestion and the awkward embrace of too-snug clothing) inspires many of us to make resolutions for...

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