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.