Season's Greetings

2018: A Year of Growth

As the end of 2018 approaches, Hansberry Garden has a lot of news to share! Thanks to generous gifts from our friends and supporters, the garden has undergone a great deal of change since this time last year, as we have completed most of the second phase of our master land-use plan. Now a group […]

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Learn About Membership at Hansberry Garden’s Spring Gathering on March 17, 2018

Looking for a great way to kick off St. Patrick’s Day? Join a group that’s committed to preserving and maintaining precious green space in Southwest Germantown. Hansberry Garden and Nature Center, located at 5150 Wayne Avenue at the corner of Hansberry Street, will hold its Spring Gathering membership event from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 17. The event will take place at the New Hope Temple Baptist Church, 5020 Pulaski Ave.

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 […]

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You Made Our Plant Sale A Success

Thanks to the great outpouring of support, even though the weather didn’t want to cooperate, Hansberry Garden and Nature Center’s (HGNC) 2017 Plant Sale on May 13, 2017 was a success. Long-time supporters and first time newcomers flocked to HGNC to meet all of their annual, perennial, vegetable, and native plant needs. Volunteers were on […]

Dennis Barnebey is a 2017 SustainPHL Nominee

We’re proud that Dennis Barnebey, Hansberry Garden and Nature Center’s (HGNC) Vice-President, and lead coordinator for the Kelly Green Project, is a SustainPHL nominee! Dennis was nominated in the category of “Neighborhood Champion,”¬†whose nominees, “… [are] making a difference on a micro level (neighborhood engagement, block captain, etc.) and his/her/their efforts could be unrecognized.” Dennis […]

HGNC’s New Greenhouse!

Hansberry Garden and Nature Center (HGNC) members and supporters gathered on June 4, 2017 to build HGNC’s first greenhouse. The greenhouse is a result of the careful planning of HGNC’s Land Use Master Plan (LUMP) Committee. The LUMP Committee created a three phase plan for the use of HGNC’s land. The greenhouse is a part […]

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Hansberry Garden Plant Sale Features Native Species and More

At our spring plant sale, scheduled this year for Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Hansberry Garden and Nature Center offers seedlings, potted plants, and cut flowers just in time for Mothers’ Day. It features native plants, which play a key role in keeping our ecosystem healthy.

“Big Dig” Scheduled for Oct. 13

During the week of Oct. 13, a contractor will begin to execute Phase I of our ambitious Land Use Master Plan with the construction of a retaining wall on the southeastern side of the property. A narrow trench will be from the Hansberry side of the garden dug to connect the water supply to the new location.

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Amazon Smile Offers Painless Contributions to HGNC

If you buy products from Amazon.com, you can put your shopping to work for Hansberry Garden and Nature Center by using Amazon Smile. When you use Amazon Smile, the Amazon Foundation donates 0.5 percent of the price of your purchases to the charity of your choice.

Local Girl Scout Troop to Present Little Free Library to Hansberry Garden

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m. WHERE: Hansberry Garden and Nature Center Environmental education in Southeast Germantown will get a boost on Oct. 1, when Hansberry Garden and Nature Center accepts the gift of a Little Free Library from a local Girl Scout troop. Troop 91224, composed of fourth- and fifth-graders hailing from the Germantown, […]