Amazon volunteers surround Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott, third to left, Dr. Doris Minor-Terrell, president of Broadway East Community East Association, Mr. Lewis Sharpe, garden manager, center, Baltimore City Councilman Robert Stokes, Haley Davis, Amazon Baltimore Fulfillment Center assistant manager and Katie Lautar, executive director of Baltimore Green Space. (Photo by James Fields)

By AFRO Staff

A miracle is truly coming to the New Broadway East Community’s Duncan Street Miracle Garden. Amazon is donating $10,000 toward the garden’s 2021 planting season including new farming equipment and community garden programs. In the era of COVID-19, when many families struggle to secure food for their families, a contribution toward the sustainability of the garden is major. 

Thanks to the help of the garden’s self-appointed manager, Lewis Sharpe, and hundreds of volunteers the garden produces 10,000 pounds of fresh produce annually which impacts more than 400 families in the community. 

The half-acre plot of land is more than a focal point of the neighborhood, it acts as a hub for local food production and increases food security for the neighborhood, churches and soup kitchens. 

In addition to the donation, affinity groups from Amazon’s Baltimore operations will continue to partner with the City to ensure the garden has the volunteer support needed for the general upkeep of the garden. 

For more information, visit their Facebook page @DuncanStreetMiracleGarden.