Plant lovers, save the date! Our new and expanded Plant Fair will be held at Hansberry Garden & Nature Center on Saturday, May 13 ( just in time for Mothers Day), from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In 2023, Hansberry Garden & Nature Center is expanding its annual plant sale by inviting several vendors of plants and plant-related items to supplement the offerings of vegetables, herbs, and flowers (including cut flowers), and baked goods that members of the garden sell to benefit the garden. Come check out the variety!
Our members are lovingly growing tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, herbs, and a variety of ornamental plants to send to new homes. This year, they’ll be joined by several vendors, including
- Plant and People, a West Philly business owned by HGNC members Cherron and Amma Perry-Thomas, selling houseplants, plant supplies, and plant-based wellness items
- Weavers Way Food Coop, selling vegetable, herb, and flower plants and offering information about its new Germantown store
- the Land Health Institute, a Philly-based nonprofit that aims to revitalize urban land by making native plant species available to the public
- Algorithm Vegan Grill, bringing plant-based foods to our Plant Fair with its food truck
- Megan’s Bouquet Bar, offering bouquets of fresh flowers
- Basement Growing, offering tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, eggplants, and herbs,
- Hansberry Garden & Nature Center, with a variety of edible and ornamental plants donated by members and friends, and tasty baked goods made by our members!
The sale benefits Hansberry Garden and Nature Center, which operates a community garden at the corner of Wayne and Hansberry Avenues in Southwest Germantown, Philadelphia. HGNC also sponsors a number of community activities including the Kelly Green Project, a partnership with the nearby John B. Kelly School; a Farm Stand that offers produce to the community at low or no cost during the growing season; regular donations of produce to the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s City Harvest Program; and programming such as workshops and social gatherings, both for garden members and for the general public.