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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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Preparing the Garden for Winter

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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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.