Our Approach

Sowing the seeds for a deeper understanding of the power of nature as a healing space for individuals and communities

Metropolitan Transition Center

954 Forrest Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

What was once a bleak, rubble-filled prison yard is now an expanded greenspace with two benches for reflection, flower beds and contemplative paths. TKF and several partners worked together to transform the prison yard at the same time of creating a Horticulture and Arts program at MTC. While earning Master Gardener certificates, inmates beautified a prison yard that is now a peaceful space to walk through and sit and reflect in. The program is providing inmates with the opportunity to learn horticulture skills while at the same time exposing them to plants and greenery as opposed to concrete, brick, asphalt and steel bars that are their current daily reality. The hope is that this program will enhance the inmates surroundings and ultimately help reduce the number of inmates that return to prison.


  • Prison Garden


Neighborhood Design Center

Urban Arts Institute, Inc.

National Awards

  • Press Releases

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Friends of the Green Road is seeking volunteers to help with outdoor projects at the Green Road site in Bethesda, MD. Information available on their webpage (click here) or by email at volunteer@tiih.org

  • Upcoming Events

    Watch this space to for upcoming urban nature and related presentations given by members of our teams, OSSP sites, or associated organizations.

  • Follow Us on Twitter

  • Connect with us

    twitter facebooklinkedin
  • #Benchstories

    BenchStories_MtWashington.jpg BenchStories.jpg BenchStories_ThanksgivingPlace.jpg BenchStories_WaterworksPark BenchStories_AAMC BenchStories_MeritimeMuseum
  • NatureSacred.org

    TKF Foundation

    410 Severn Avenue,
    Suite 216
    Annapolis, MD

    Tel: 410.268.1376

    Contact Us

    About Us

    We are a private nonprofit that supports, informs, and inspires the creation of publicly accessible urban green spaces. We believe that every city resident needs nearby green space to provide opportunities for mindfulness, respite, and renewal. The Foundation has issued its final grants to build five Open Spaces Sacred Places and research the impacts on a variety of users with the hope that the powerful connection between nature, spirit and human wellbeing will be scientifically proven.

    Connect with Us