Mar. 5, 2021 10:48 am
‘If you start to address the affordable housing issue, you will begin to address the poverty issue’
The Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities tackles the city’s housing crisis with its Land Justice Campaign.
Sep. 8, 2020 9:15 am
‘An Act of Thanks,’ North Philly community celebrates a win against gentrification
Kensington’s Cesar Andreu Iglesias Community Garden hosted an event on Saturday, bringing together neighbors and organizations to speak out against a housing development planned for the neighborhood.
Apr. 19, 2019 10:33 am
Ana Santiago wants to restore her husband’s garden. And with it, she says, the neighborhood’s respect
Impact Services says it is working on a plan to revitalize the garden, but they’ll need gardeners to help.
Apr. 16, 2019 12:24 pm
Another community garden is losing land to development
A developer recently purchased one of César Andreu Iglesias Community Garden's parcels in Kensington for $2,500.
Apr. 15, 2019 2:19 pm
Neighborhood gardens grow community as much as food. Now there is online tool to help
Grounded in Philly, relaunched April 11, fosters relationships between community gardeners and municipal authorities while supporting food access and leveraging vacant land policies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.