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 […]
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.,” […]
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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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.
As our growing season begins to wane, it’s time to think about preparing our beds for winter. Experienced gardener Janet Peterman offers a few tips for fall cleanup and winter prep that benefit you and your fellow gardeners. According to our membership agreement, Hansberry gardeners must clean out their beds by Nov. 1. If you wish […]
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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, […]
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 1, 9-11 a.m. WHERE: Hansberry Garden and Nature Center All Gardeners, We’re going to have a MEGA clean-up day on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9-11 a.m. Why is it MEGA? Because we’ll be setting the main gate leaf, clearing and cleaning everything, and the Girl Scouts will be there to complete their “Little Free […]