The Neighborhood Gardens Trust…

acquires and preserves community gardens and shared open space in order to enhance the quality of life in Philadelphia neighborhoods. With more than 30 gardens, NGT is a leader in sustaining local green space and advancing community gardening.

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NGT will host public meeting on October 14, 2015

The Neighborhood Gardens Trust is completing a study to identify and prioritize existing community gardens for permanent preservation. With support from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources,  NGT has been working with The Reinvestment Fund, City of Philadelphia and multiple stakeholders including gardeners and community-based organizations to inform a strategy for garden preservation that provides […]

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Philadelphia’s Community Gardens Featured in National Geographic

National Geographic recently marked Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia with an article,  “This City Turns Brown Into Green, Just as the Pope Wishes“. The story features the transformation of vacant land into community gardens which provide access to green space and fresh produce to city residents.  Reporter Marianne Lavell notes, that Pope Francis has written about the need of […]

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City Council Recognizes June 20th as Community Gardens Day in Philadelphia

On June 11, 2015, Councilwoman Cindy Bass and Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell presented the Neighborhood Gardens Trust with a resolution adopted by City Council designating and recognizing June 20th as Community Gardens Day in Philadelphia. The resolution was presented to NGT Executive Director Jenny Greenberg, along with NGT board members Phoebe Coles, Alison Hastings, Carla Puppin, […]

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Community Gardens Day is June 20th

NGT will celebrate Philadelphia’s second annual citywide Community Gardens Day on Saturday, June 20, 2015. Community gardens and pocket parks throughout the city will welcome visitors to an array of free activities highlighting the benefits of preserving and supporting community gardens and open spaces. This year, 45 gardens across Philadelphia will participate in Community Gardens […]

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NGT Presents at Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference

NGT Executive Director Jenny Greenberg presented on May 19, 2015 at the Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference, organized by the Center for Community Progress in Detroit, MI. Jenny participated in a panel discussion entitled “Understanding Landscapes: New Tools for Fighting Urban Vacancy”, along with PHS’ Bob Grossman, Senior Director of Landscape Management and Jeff Barg, Associate Director of Planning […]

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