How To: Start A Community Garden

How To: Start A Community Garden

Finding a place to care for plants or harvest crops in an urban setting like Philadelphia may not be easy. However, throughout the city there are more than 60 community gardens at the public’s disposal. If none of the established gardens are close enough to home, or the waiting list to join is too long, there’s […]

 

Point Breeze: Garden Anchors Food Access And Connects Community

Point Breeze: Garden Anchors Food Access And Connects Community

New American families are staking claim in South Philadelphia from the ground up. The Growing Together Garden on 25th and Reed Streets has been offering refugees and community members the opportunity to grow fresh produce and cultivate community since its opening in 2015. In a new partnership between the Nationalities Service Center (NSC) and the Pennsylvania Horticultural […]

 

Brewerytown: Girard-Dream Garden An Attempt To Integrate Bordering Neighborhoods

Brewerytown: Girard-Dream Garden An Attempt To Integrate Bordering Neighborhoods

In 2011, the Brewerytown CDC and the Fairmount CDC collaborated to turn an abandoned lot into a space the two neighborhoods could put to use, creating the foundation for the community run Girard-Dream Garden. With the help of a grant from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, the Fairmount CDC was able to select and […]

 

Point Breeze: Newly Renovated Ralph Brooks Park Aims to Unify Community

Point Breeze: Newly Renovated Ralph Brooks Park Aims to Unify Community

The once neglected park located at 20th and Tasker streets has transformed into a beautiful haven for Point Breeze residents to shoot hoops and plant vegetables. Urban Roots, a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia, collaborated with Make the World Better Foundation, Mural Arts Program and many other organizations to revitalize the Ralph Brooks Park in Point Breeze. […]

 

Strawberry Mansion: Community Garden Serves as a Haven for Students

Strawberry Mansion: Community Garden Serves as a Haven for Students

The garden across from J.G. Blaine School, filled with vibrant orange mums and brightly painted blue fences, held a small class of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students one crisp Friday morning. While on the surface the garden appears to be a place solely for learning, Urbanstead Program Director Lisa Gaidanowicz explained that this oasis is in fact […]

 By Hattie Cheek and Grace Dickinson

Germantown: High School Students Build a Garden From the Ground Up

Germantown: High School Students Build a Garden From the Ground Up

While most high school students wouldn’t even think to go near school during their months off over the summer, a few students at Germantown High School could not seem to get away. It wasn’t summer school nor was it a mandatory. Rather, six students from the advanced culinary course at the high school came to […]