Some of Our Traditions, New and Old

Community Garden

In October 2009, a group of Radnor-Winston residents teamed up to break ground on a community garden, using water generously donated by our local Popeye's, land owned by Loyola University Maryland and donated to the cause, as well as our own sweat equity. Since then, we've installed raised beds, added two new beds dedicated to the CARES food pantry, put in raspberry and strawberry patches, and set up a three-tiered compost system with the help of some Americorps volunteers. The garden has proved a grand success, yielding heaps of fresh vegetables and fruits for participating families, all while cultivating community, sharing recipes and knowledge, and engendering a respect for locally-grown food, including among the next generation. In 2010, the garden was named "Best New Garden" by Baltimore City Master Gardeners through the University of Maryland Extension. If you want to get involved, contact Jenny Kaurinki ( or Ruth Henry ( to see if there is a slot available.

Our History

Radnor-Winston is one of a number of early suburban communities developed along the York Road street car line in the early decades of the 20th century, built on land where there had previously been a number of large country estates. Since 2003, Radnor-Winston is on the National Register of Historic Places and boasts a good mix of stand-alone houses and duplexes. Of the approximately 250 homes in the neighborhood, most are frame bungalows and four-squares built in the 1920s, and many retain their charming cedar shingles and Arts and Crafts detailing. Since 1958, the RWIA has been an active volunteer organization with a long history of activism on local issues of concern.

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