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Horticultural Society’s Downtown Community Garden Going Fallow

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The end is near for a community garden in center city Philadelphia, but the bounty will live on.

You may have stumbled upon the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society‘s “pop-up” garden at 20th and Market Streets this summer.

PHS president Drew Becker says the urban oasis produced more than 600 pounds of food since it opened in June.

“We wanted to show we could transform this space, make this space really useable for the community,” Becker tells KYW Newsradio.

But the garden is closing down, and everything growing there will be moved other community gardens in and around the city within the next 30 days.

Becker says the plan is to do one of the pop-up gardens every year.

“It can be an ugly building, it can be an ugly wall. You know, think outside the box where you want us to pop up,” he says.

To cast your vote for next year’s site, visit the Horticultural Society’s web site or Facebook page.

Reported by Mike Dougherty, KYW Newsradio 1060

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