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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Community Gardens Day 2016 is June 18

The 3rd Annual COMMUNITY GARDENS DAY will take place on Saturday, June 18, 2016. On the cusp of summer, Community Gardens Day is a celebration of the shared growing spaces which bring so many benefits to Philadelphia. The Neighborhood Gardens Trust is excited to celebrate the importance of community gardens to Philadelphia, to its communities […]

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Philadelphia Land Bank Approves Contract with NGT

The Neighborhood Gardens Trust is working with the new Philadelphia Land Bank to support their shared goals around the development and preservation of urban agriculture and open space. The Land Bank board recently authorized a contract with NGT to assist in the review and assessment of the City’s current expressions of interest for community gardens, […]

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Enchantment Theatre Company Selects Neighborhood Gardens Trust as the Recipient of the 2015 Eden Award

Enchantment Theatre Company has selected the Neighborhood Gardens Trust as the winner of its 2015 Eden Award. Since 2009, Enchantment has presented this award to an individual or organization that exemplifies the values that guide Enchantment – imagination, originality, transformation and community. This award will be presented at the opening performance of Enchantment’s newest original […]

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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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