Boone Street Farm

2018 Week 6: Healthcare and Health Policy

ANANYA SARKAR | CHASE BREXTON POWER PROJECT On Wednesday and Thursday of last week, I attended a Testing and Linkage to Care training at the Health Department to become a rapid HIV tester. The training was well-organized and insightful and I was able to meet many individuals who were doing…
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2018 Week 5: Healthcare and Health Policy

REAH VASILAKOPOULOS | BALTIMORE HARM REDUCTION COALITION “Opioid overdose crisis: Both common and personal” is Slide 5 of BHRC’s opioid overdose response training. Here, I always stop to recognize for our audience how common and personal overdose can be. It can be painful to revisit or discuss such a sensitive…
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2018 Week 4: Healthcare and Health Policy

ANANYA SARKAR | CHASE BREXTON POWER PROJECT I can’t believe it’s already Week 4! The past four weeks have been amazing and I’m so thankful to be a part of the Chase Brexton team. Last Tuesday, one of the case managers performed a rapid HIV test and the result was…
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2018 Week 3: Healthcare and Health Policy

ANANYA SARKAR | CHASE BREXTON POWER PROJECT The highlight of my third week would have to be National HIV Testing Day on Wednesday at the YNot Lot. We had music, free food, free rapid HIV testing and trainings where people could become naloxone trained to prevent overdoses. Many individuals were…
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2018 Week 2: Healthcare and Health Policy

ANANYA SARKAR | CHASE BREXTON POWER PROJECT Wow, Week 2 went by so quickly! We were all recovering from the excitement that was the Pride parade and festival for the first few days (we won Best Group!!), but things were back to normal by the end of the week. We…
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2018 Week 1: Healthcare and Health Policy

ANANYA SARKAR | CHASE BREXTON POWER PROJECT “What exactly do case managers do?” This was, in fact, my first question to my supervisor who has been working at Chase Brexton for the last ten years. She described the job of a case manager as an individual who helps people help…
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2017 Week Six: Food Access & the Environment

RACHEL KRIEGER | BOONE STREET FARM Though I lived in Indiana for the first 18 years of my life, it took a move to the city of Baltimore to put me in touch with farming. I’m not sure what I expected out of it, but rarely have I had such…
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2017 Week Five: Food Access & the Environment

CODY FALTA | URBAN RESOURCES INITIATIVE (URI) / BALTIMORE OUTDOOR REC, MIDDLE BRANCH My favorite group returned for another canoeing program this week. The last time they came they managed to grasp paddling really quickly and were all very supportive and positive with each other so we got to do…
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2017 Week Four: Food Access & the Environment

CODY FALTA | URBAN RESOURCES INITIATIVE (URI) / BALTIMORE OUTDOOR REC, MIDDLE BRANCH For someone working outdoors all summer, I ended up spending very little time outside this week. After my weekend I worked from home, doing some design work and making a draft of a logo for Batlimore Outdoor…
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2017 Week Three: Food Access & The Environment

CODY FALTA | URBAN RESOURCES INITIATIVE (URI) / BALTIMORE OUTDOOR REC, MIDDLE BRANCH This week I started doing some design work for Rec and Parks. I made a map of the Middle Branch area with little icons of sights that can be seen from the water when we’re out canoeing….
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