Even the smallest green space can make a difference.
Find one and make it your own!
Native plants are not only beautiful but support local wildlife like birds and butterflies and help filter polluted runoff keeping our streams and harbor clean. What can you plant in your community – pits, strips, plots or pots?
What is a “Green Stoop”?
The stoop is an iconic component of urban Baltimore architecture, a gathering space and an extension of your home. When this space includes a tree pit, the stoop is providing another important community service as street trees beautify a street, clean the air, reduce stormwater runoff and increase home values. Urban residents may not think of their stoop as significant green infrastructure but, when added together, the tree pits of Baltimore City make up hundreds of acres of green space. We challenge you to green your stoop – remove invasive weeds and trash, plant native plants. Will you accept the challenge?
HOW TO GREEN YOUR STOOP
Remove weeds and waste
Replace with mulch and native plants
Water and watch it grow!
Share your photos on social media using #GreenStoop