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 Thank You

Dear NGT friends, family, sponsors and partners, Thank you for making June 21, 2014 a successful first annual Community Gardens Day. Philadelphia’s first annual city-wide celebration showcasing the benefits of community gardening brought residents and visitors to 30 participating gardens. A variety of activities and events were held including demonstrations, music and children’s games. Gardeners […]

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NGT in the News

NGT has been popping up all over the news in the last few weeks, in stories covering Community Gardens Day, endangered community gardens and more. Click the links below to see just a bit of what NGT’s been up to: A Community Gardens Day Interview With NGT Board President Margaret McCarvill, NBC 10 News at […]

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NGT Releases Request for Proposals to Plan for New Gardens

The Neighborhood Gardens Trust recently received a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to engage a consultant that will help plan for the acquisition of new gardens to be included in the trust. NGT’s current strategic plan calls for the organization to protect 100 gardens (up from the current 34) in […]

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Community Gardens Day Is This Saturday!

NGT created Community Gardens Day – Saturday, June 21 – to celebrate community gardens across Philadelphia! On June 21, from 10AM to 3PM, community gardens through Philadelphia will be open so visitors can explore and learn the about the multitude of benefits community gardens bring to our neighborhoods. Join your neighbors and friends at your local […]

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10 Ways to Celebrate “Community Gardens Day”

The city’s first “Community Gardens Day” will be celebrated on Saturday, June 21.  Here are 10 ways to see how community gardens contribute to Philadelphia neighborhoods, and how to enjoy your own home garden: Visit a participating garden in your neighborhood.  Check out what garden is closest to you by visiting the Community Gardens Day […]

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