Month: September 2014

Month: September 2014

JHOFI Wins Baltimore City’s First Growing Green Design Competition

On Tuesday, September 16th, Jane’s House of Inspiration (JHOFI) was 1 of 7 winners in Baltimore City’s first Growing Green Design Competition. This competition was purposed to help transform and revitalize vacant lots and blighted properties in Baltimore City communities. Jane’s House of Inspiration was awarded $43,590 by Baltimore City, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Chesapeake Bay Trust for its “A-Maze-N Recovery Fruit Garden” concept, and will transform a vacant lot on the corner of Kennedy & North Ave into a beautiful fruit garden. The garden will be a free resource for community residents. The main objectives of the A-Maze-N Recovery Fruit Garden are to increase access to fresh food for residents, to educate community members about healthy food choices, and to beautify the neighborhood.

“The garden design includes many paths aligned with fruit, representing the many paths to recovery,” says Rev. Terrance Brown, JHOFI’s executive director.

“Working with the community to build the A-Maze-N Recovery Fruit Garden is one way Jane’s House of Inspiration is helping to create healthy neighborhoods in Baltimore City,” says Dr. Qiana Brown, JHOFI’s founder and president.

Jane’s House of Inspiration will partner with Morgan State University School of Architecture and Planning and the Baltimore Orchard Project to build the garden.

Congratulations Dr. Brown!

Jane’s House of Inspiration is celebrating founder and president Dr. Qiana Brown for earning her PhD in public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Specializing in drug dependence epidemiology and mental health, Dr. Brown, on July 31st, 2014, successfully defended her dissertation entitled “Tobacco outlet density, proximity, and tobacco use among African American young adults in Baltimore City: Mechanisms of action.” Dr. Brown says she will continue to focus on the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders and use her research, practical, and clinical talents for the betterment of Jane’s House of Inspiration.

Congratulations Dr. Brown!