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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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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 meet.google.com/oic-ivup-ztv. To join by phone (audio content only), call +1 551-245-7609‬ PIN: ‪855 417 832‬#.

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 […]