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Good Will Overcomes Distance, Chill to Make Plant Sale Succeed

Under normal conditions, Hansberry Garden’s annual plant sale is more than a fundraiser. It’s a day of celebration, when we invite the neighborhood into our beautiful space to welcome the arrival of peak gardening weather. We see old friends and meet new ones; the neighbors and supporters who buy plants can get advice about how […]

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Plant Sale, From a Distance

Hansberry Garden & Nature Center’s annual plant sale, scheduled for May 9, 2020, will happen — but, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, not quite as usual. We have a limited stock, and to minimize contact and thus the risk of virus transmission, all items will be sold through our online store. Where possible, purchases will […]

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Guidelines for Community Gardening During a Pandemic

We are happy to report that the City of Philadelphia has determined that community gardens are allowed to function at this time because they provide essential opportunities to exercise and to produce food. However, our activities must be somewhat restricted. For the time being, we may not hold any “meetings, gatherings, workdays, social events, etc.,” […]

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Interested in Joining Hansberry Garden? Attend Our Spring Gathering on March 21

Because public-health authorities have advised Pennsylvanians to maintain a physical distance of six feet from one another to inhibit the spread of COVID-19, our annual Spring Gathering will be held online this year. To join by videoconference, go to To join by phone (audio content only), call +1 551-245-7609‬ PIN: ‪855 417 832‬#.

2020 Membership Payment: Online Options

Online payments to Hansberry Garden are processed by PayPal, but no PayPal account is required to use the service; the form also takes standard credit cards (choose the “PayPal Guest Checkout option). Membership dues should be paid before gardeners begin working their plots. Payment and Donation Options Membership Renewal: $40.00 Membership Renewal Plus Donation: $40.00 […]

Local, Affordable, & Organic – HGNC Farm Stand In Full Swing!

Our Farm Stand is in full swing this year. Stop on by for some delicious veggies. The hours are from 11AM – 2PM. If you can volunteer, then please let Farm Stand coordinator Lakesha Ferguson know at lakeferg @ 100% of all proceeds go to furthering Hansberry Garden and Nature Center’s mission. The dates […]

Join Us For A Garden Potluck

At Hansberry Garden and Nature Center (HGNC), part of our mission is to “[e]ngender the values and attitudes among people that foster responsible stewardship of our urban environment.” To that end we seek to bring together people, both members and supporters, so that we can begin building the network to accomplish what needs to be […]

2017 Garden Tending Days

We’ve had a great response to our Garden Tending Days, so far, and we want to keep it going. Hansberry Garden and Nature Center’s Garden Tending Days, are a time for members to come together and take care of our shared growing space. It also allows members a common time to meet one another and […]

HGNC Has Gone Hollywood

Hansberry Garden and Nature Center’s (HGNC) two landscape and maintenance extraordinaries have created four videos to educate HGNC member’s on the tools the garden uses to keep our shared space looking nice so that it can be enjoyed by all. Lee Brandon Coleman, HGNC’s current Landscape and Maintenance Chair, and Chris Mendel, HGNC’s former Landscape […]