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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Getting Ready for Spring and Starting Seeds

Get the jump on Spring! Season extenders, garden planning, starting seeds indoors and out. Participants will take home a kit to start seeds appropriate to the season.   The workshop will take place Saturday, March 14, 10am-12:30 at Pennsylvania Horticultural Society at 100 N. 20th Street.   Learn about this and other PHS spring Garden Tenders workshops here.

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The Second Annual Community Gardens Day will take place on Saturday, June 20, 2015

NGT will rejoice and celebrate community gardens and highlight the benefits they bring to our city. Participating gardens will be open and offer visitors some activity between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Last year, participating gardens celebrated with a variety of welcoming activities, including: Garden work days Tours through the garden Demonstration/workshops (such […]

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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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