Mission - to engage communities of color in Baltimore City on nature connection, gardening, self reliance, and sustainability.
In 2017, our Founder and Executive Director, Atiya Wells, came across the property in her Frankford neighborhood in Northeast Baltimore. She envisioned a space for community dinners, environmental education, nature play spaces, and gardens.
In 2019, that dream became a reality when she received the the blessing from the property's owner. Noticing the vacant house adjacent to the property, she launched a fundraising campaign to purchase it, and raised the money in less than 30 days.
We are now heading into Phase Two: Development for the vacant home, and working our 5 Year Phase-In plan.
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BLISS Meadows is fiscally sponsored by Strong City Baltimore.
Left to Right
Curtisha Charles - A native of St. Lucia and a clinical researcher who enjoys biking and community engagement
Rose Brusaferro - A forest school teacher seeking her PhD in Sustainability Education
Michael Jackson - A CPA and mentor to black male youth across Baltimore
Atiya Wells - A pediatric nurse with a passion for culturally relevant nature education
John Walker - Our devoted Farm Manager with a background in Food Science and a love for cooking
Kieron George - A native of Trinidad & Tobago who has a passion for helping small businesses thrive
In May 2019, we successfully raised over $60K to purchase the vacant property
Programming at full scale, educating our community on self-reliance and sustainability
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