This week, the website Civil Eats posted a story, “Baltimore is at the Vanguard of a National Black Vegan Movement,” highlighting the work of several OSI-Baltimore Community Fellows and others working on urban agriculture, food rescue, food sovereignty, and related projects.
Among those mentioned are 2017 Fellow Eric Jackson, “servant-director” of the Black Yield Institute and just-announced 2019 Fellow Marvin Hayes of the Baltimore Compost Collective. As the story describes, Hayes’ work is based at the Filbert Street Community Garden, which was founded by 2011 OSI Community Fellow Jason Reed. The story also mentions the work of the Baltimore Free Farm, led by 2017 OSI Fellow Matt Burke. Check out our Impact Series photo essays on the Filbert Street Community Garden and Baltimore Free Farm.
Hayes’ Baltimore Compost Collective is partnering with the City’s Office of Sustainability to do a Composting Pumpkin Smash at the Farmers Market under the Johns Falls Expressway from 10am to noon this Saturday. Folks are encouraged to come out, drop off food scraps, and smash your pumpkins. Flyer below.