On MLK Day 2012, I volunteered on a cleanup project with The 6th Branch (T6B) in the Oliver neighborhood in Baltimore. After the project, then- Executive Director Rich Blake gave me this OpOliver coin. It meant a lot to me. It showed the character of the organization, the value they placed on a...
“Butternut Squash? I wouldn't even know what do to with that!” And that’s how it began. Since last year, the Oliver Farm Stand has been an effective weapon in the war against healthy food deserts by providing the East Baltimore community with fresh fruit and produce from local farms and farmer’s markets. There was just one...Read more
Introducing Semper Friday! The 6th Branch welcomes volunteers to Operation Oliver EVERY FRIDAY starting at 11:00am. This is an All-Call to any volunteers who want to join the OpOliver family and community residents to help us transform our neighborhood's public spaces. On Semper Fridays we will provide an important job to do, the right tools to do it, and...Read more
A few weeks ago, The 6th Branch family was informed of some rather shocking news. The consequences could have been devastating to us all, like a fire starting to spread wildly, but this hasn’t been the case, and the forward progress remains steadfast. Rich Blake stated in a previous posting: “… what I do know is...Read more