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Community Gardens

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Vegetable Plots Behind Our Homes, In Our Communities

Community gardens and front-lawn vegetable patches have become more commonplace over the past decade, yielding positive benefits to those participating in them.

07/10/2013

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Temple Student Plants Rolling Garden

Dylan DeVlieger, a painting major at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University wanted to grow his own vegetables, but wasn’t able to get a community garden started near his Philadelphia apartment, so he created mobile garden carts instead.

07/10/2012

(The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's "pop-up" garden, in a lot at 20th and Market Streets.   Credit:  Mike Dougherty)

Horticultural Society’s Downtown Community Garden Going Fallow

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

10/24/2011

(File photo.  Credit: Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation)

Philadelphia Community Gardeners Keeping Eagle Eye On Ripening Produce

City dwellers often turn to community gardens as a way to grow their own fresh produce. But it doesn’t build a sense of community when your hard word is stolen before you have a chance to enjoy it.

08/08/2011

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Philadelphia Lawmakers To Review Massive Increase In Vacant Lot License Fee

Once in a while apparently you can fight City Hall. That happened this past week, as Council heard complaints about a huge increase in an annual license fee, and so the lawmakers are likely to cut that hike in half.

02/13/2011

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Local Gardeners Team Up To Create More Green Space In Philadelphia

It may be winter, but there are groups already hard at work helping to connect local seniors with community gardens.

02/06/2011