Promise Zone Community Gardens
- Summer Winter Community Garden (3233 Race St): They have an active City Harvest program and welcome volunteers to work in garden on community areas. Stop by on weekends to learn more. summerwintergarden.org
- West Powelton Concerned Community Council Garden (4027 Powelton Ave): Plots available! http://www.ucgreen.org/, 215-387-8951
- Holly Street Community Garden (320 N 41st St): Plots Available! Sheila Henry, 215-387-0507, firstname.lastname@example.org, hollystreetneighborscommunitygarden.com
- Walnut Hill (4615 Ludlow St): 215-895-4050
- Aspen Farms (4843 Aspen St): email@example.com
- Mill Creek Farm (4905 Brown St): Volunteer opportunities available! http://www.millcreekurbanfarm.org
- Ogden Orchard (4033 Ogden St): A complete edible landscape was planted around Ogden Gardens, a newly built home for adults with autism. Preston’s Paradise and residents of Ogden help maintain the orchard and gardens and the harvest is distributed within the community.
- Preston’s Paradise Orchard (839 N Preston St): Cherries, figs, pawpaws, and more were planted as part of a new edible forest garden at this remarkable urban homestead. The produce enhances the efforts of Preston’s Paradise (prestonsparadise.org) to expand food production and access in their neighborhood of West Philadelphia.
- Calvary Orchard (812 N 41st St): Calvary St. Augustine Church teamed up with POP and Preston’s Paradise to plant an orchard in the side yard of the church. Produce will be distributed within the Belmont community.
- CHOP Karabots Farm (4900 Market St): This new community farm operated by the Enterprise Center is located at the Karabots facility of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The farm features fruit trees and rows of berries and vines.
- University City Garden Club Garden (4400 Locust St): No vegetable plots, this is a flower garden. Twilight gardening from 6-9pm on Fridays during growing season. Volunteers welcomed! http://www.home.earthlink.net/~ucgc/, Lauren Leatherbarrow 215-386-3905, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mantua Urban Peace Garden (3700 Brown St): 50 Plots Plots are $20 each for the season (April to November). If you’re interested in becoming a gardener, you can sign up for a plot until April 15 by contacting 215-475-9492 or emailing email@example.com. http://drexel.edu/now/archive/2013/October/Mantua%20Urban%20Peace%20Garden/
- Wiota Street Community Garden (4022 Powelton Ave)
- Sloan St Community Garden (326 N Sloan St): Vegetable/Flower Garden Plots: 4 feet x 8 feet or 4’x4′ half plot. Common areas with both vegetable and flowers for sharing or growing food for community. Carolyn Smith, (215) 387-5852, firstname.lastname@example.org
If none of these gardens are near you or if you know of a vacant lot you think would be perfect for a garden in the next planting season, get started on your own community garden today! There are many resources for starting your own Philadelphia garden, below are just a few.
General Instructions from the American Community Gardening Association: https://communitygarden.org/resources/10-steps-to-starting-a-community-garden/
Resources for starting your own garden in Philadelphi9a from Grounded in Philly: http://www.groundedinphilly.org/resources/
Instructions for starting a garden on Philadelphia Neighborhoods.com: https://philadelphianeighborhoods.com/2017/08/28/how-to-start-a-community-garden/
PWD instructions on how to get water access: https://www.phila.gov/water/PDF/UrbanGardenersFactSheet.pdf