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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Philadelphia Land Bank Strategic Plan Approved by City Council

On Thursday, December 11th, Philadelphia City Council passed a critical resolution approving the 2015 Proposed Strategic Plan and Disposition Policy of the Philadelphia Land Bank.  NGT testified in front of both City Council and the Land Bank Board in favor of the plan. An operational land bank will be instrumental in helping NGT do its work better, […]

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Community Meeting on Wiota Street Community Garden

On Thursday December 18th Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell will be hosting a community meeting about the Wiota Street Community Garden located at 40th and Powelton, which has been a fixture in this community for 30 years. The gardeners have reached out to the Neighborhood Gardens Trust (NGT) for help preserving the garden. Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell wants to […]

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NGT Supports Philadelphia Land Bank’s Year One Strategic Plan

The Philadelphia Land Bank recently unveiled its draft Year One Strategic Plan. This document provides a roadmap for the new agency whose mission is to return vacant and tax delinquent property to productive reuse. The Neighborhood Gardens Trust (NGT), along with Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and many other urban agriculture and open space stakeholders, has provided […]

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Neighborhood Gardens Trust Names Executive Director

The rejuvenated Neighborhood Gardens Trust, an affiliate of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society with a mission of preserving, protecting and increasing the number of gardens and open spaces across the city, announces the appointment of  Jenny Greenberg as NGT’s first Executive Director. Greenberg, a city planner and non-profit professional, has been focused throughout her career on […]

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New Fall Community Gardening Classes

PHS is offering two exciting classes this fall: the first is for anybody who wants to know more about gardening in general; the second is for folks who want to start community gardens.   Fall in the Garden It’s never too late to start a garden. There’s sooo much less stress planting in the fall! […]

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