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Group works to engage people in Baltimore's 'sacred places:' outdoor gardens and green space

Group works to engage people in Baltimore's 'sacred places:' outdoor gardens and green space

Sixteen-year-old Khadeejah Barnett stomped and clapped in unison with her step team Saturday across the labyrinth at Thanksgiving Place, drawing dozens to the pocket park near Waverly.

Using the energy and excitement of the percussive dance, an Annapolis-based foundation wanted to entice people to visit the neighborhood garden in hopes they would find unity, healing and strength near the grass, trees and shrubs. The idea is, stepping into a green space brings an opportunity for mindfulness and reflection.

“If nothing else, this just gets you outdoors, to enjoy the weather and have good, wholesome entertainment that everyone can enjoy,” said Cassandra Barnett of Northeast...

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