NGT has completed a strategic garden acquisition study made possible through a grant from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The study strategically identifies and prioritizes gardens for preservation to provide maximum benefit for the city and its residents. NGT worked with PHS, the Reinvestment Fund – Policy Solutions and LRSLAstudio, Inc. to facilitate the creation of a plan. It was developed through a mixed methods research approach that included spatial data analysis, stakeholder engagement, and assessment of community gardens and open spaces. The plan details how NGT will acquire preservation-ready gardens and support new gardens to become preservation-ready.