Neighborhood Gardens Trust Will Be Hosting Community Gardens Day On June 18, Here’s How You Can Help
On Saturday, June 18, Neighborhood Gardens Trust (NGT) will be hosting Community Gardens Day from 10AM – 1PM. The NGT will be operating in affiliation with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program as well as Hidden City Philadelphia. There will be (depending upon the site in question) kids’ activities, tours, barbecues and garden work.
Glenwood Green Acres (1801 Glenwood Avenue)
This garden in North Philadelphia was founded in 1983 after an on-site whiskey barrel factory burned to the ground. The NGT preserved the property in 1997. There are currently more than 90 plots on site. There will be kids’ activities, a tour, a barbecue and garden work on the day of the event.
Temple Community Garden (Diamond and Carlisle Streets)
This group of students from Temple University sustain the Main Vegetable and Sonia Sanchez Flower Gardens. The group’s meetings often feature guest speakers who touch upon a wide array of topics and discuss various community programs. There will be a tour and garden work on the day of the event.
This garden was established in 2010 under the name Marathon Farm. In 2014, it was renamed Brewerytown Garden as a community-run non-profit organization. Last year it became part of the Fairmount Park System and one of the first organizations of its kind to take part in the Parks and Recreation’s Urban Garden Initiative. There will be a tour and garden work on the day of the event.
This garden was established in 1995 on what used to be a vacant lot. Laborers work solely on a volunteer basis. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has praised the organization’s efforts. The organization is funded entirely by donations. A steering committee currently manages the property. There will be a tour on the day of the event.
This garden was founded in 1993. Three lots, one of which was preserved by the NGT in 1996, currently constitute the property. There are approximately 18 raised plots for flowers and vegetables. There will be garden work on the day of the event.