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– Register Today!

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 vibrant and unique shared growing spaces which bring so many benefits to Philadelphia’s communities. The Neighborhood Gardens Trust is excited to celebrate the importance of community gardens to […]

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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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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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