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Farm for the City: Growing an urban garden near City Hall to fight food insecurity results

Jul. 24, 2018 4:26 pm

Farm for the City: Growing an urban garden near City Hall to fight food insecurity

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's garden at Thomas Paine Plaza is providing fresh produce for Broad Street Ministry and addressing the importance of community gardens through September.
Meet Alfrea, the social enterprise that’s like Airbnb for community gardening people

Mar. 22, 2017 4:49 pm

Meet Alfrea, the social enterprise that’s like Airbnb for community gardening

The online platform connects aspiring gardeners to open garden space as well as locally grown food in their communities.
Here’s the story of how the Sharswood community fought developers to keep North Philly Peace Park alive people

Jul. 18, 2016 9:45 am

Here’s the story of how the Sharswood community fought developers to keep North Philly Peace Park alive

Cofounder Tommy Joshua knows that proactivity is essential in empowering communities to mobilize themselves.
How Bartram’s Garden is using its historic mission for new work on the Schuylkill method

Jul. 6, 2016 12:15 pm

How Bartram’s Garden is using its historic mission for new work on the Schuylkill

As recently as four years ago, few local residents knew the garden even existed. Now, the historic property's managing organization is reinvigorating the idea of the river as a public asset. To get to the new goal, they followed their historic mission.
South Kensington’s ‘little farm’ is sticking around — for now purpose

Apr. 13, 2016 8:48 am

South Kensington’s ‘little farm’ is sticking around — for now

The Court of Common Pleas granted the community garden some extra time in the midst of its lawsuit with a developer.
In South Kensington, a nonprofit goes to court to keep its community garden alive purpose

Mar. 24, 2016 9:18 am

In South Kensington, a nonprofit goes to court to keep its community garden alive

In the 1980s, the Catholic Worker turned an abandoned lot into a community garden. Now, that garden is being threatened by development.
How the Flower Show is making itself accessible to the visually impaired method

Feb. 23, 2016 12:42 pm

How the Flower Show is making itself accessible to the visually impaired

Attendees can take a "verbal description" audio tour of the annual horticulture event on March 8.
How horticulture and green space can be used as community-building tools people

Jan. 8, 2016 11:00 am

How horticulture and green space can be used as community-building tools

New Pennsylvania Horticultural Society prez Matt Rader knows a thing or two about the topic from his time with Fairmount Park Historical Preservation Trust.
How the first urban Earthship is getting neighbors acclimated to its mission method

Dec. 29, 2015 12:30 pm

How the first urban Earthship is getting neighbors acclimated to its mission

The project is crowdfunding again to afford construction. But neighbors in the poverty-stricken Lower Lancaster Ave neighborhood are still trying to understand why they're there.
[Commentary] Making Community Gardening Work in the City method

May 27, 2015 1:00 pm

[Commentary] Making Community Gardening Work in the City

It’s August in a community garden. The stems of the tomato plants are almost weighed down to the parched, hot soil by the over-ripe fruit just waiting to be picked. The morning glories have managed to wrap their vines around the stems of those tomato plants. And the harlequin beetles have turned the kale, which […]

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