How does your garden grow?

By mrandal5@johnshopkins.edu

Senior Naadiya Hutchinson sorts produce at The Blue Jay’s Perch, a community garden located at Johns Hopkins Eastern, where she serves as co-manager. Founded by members of the student organization Real Food Hopkins, The Perch was designed for Johns Hopkins students, faculty, and staff, alongside community members, to learn, teach, and practice safe and environmentally sustainable food production methods. Groups from Hopkins partner with community members to manage plots in the garden together, sharing both the work and the bounty while building relationships in the process.

By the Numbers

  • 7 years in existence
  • 50 students involved in spring 2019
  • 15 community residents involved
  • 25 garden plots and multiple fruit trees
  • 25 varieties of produce

Take a look at Naadiya’s Instagram Takeover for @JHUArtsSciences: