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Visit Us on Community Gardens Day, June 17

Hansberry Garden and Nature Center will be blooming with activity on Community Gardens Day Saturday, June 17! Discover all the benefits of our beautiful urban green space when we welcome the public for tours, refreshments, and a work day. We’ll also be offering plants and organic soil amendments for sale. For more information about Community […]

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Community Work Day June 17

On monthly garden work days, members tend the common areas of the garden. Important maintenance tasks are available for all age ranges and abilities.

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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.

Philly Spring Cleanup, Saturday, April 8, 2017

Join Us for Philly Spring Cleanup Saturday, April 8

Hansberry Garden and Nature Center and the Kelly Green Project will join good neighbors all over the city to pitch in to the 10th annual Philly Spring Cleanup hosted by the Streets Department on Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 9 a.m. to noon. Join us to help Southwest Germantown look its best!

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Learn About Garden Membership at 2017 Spring Gathering

Learn about the benfits of joining our thriving community garden at our Spring Gathering membership event from 1 – 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. The event will take place at the New Hope Temple Baptist Church, 5020 Pulaski Ave.

Hansberry Garden Harvest Fest | Potluck Dinner Saturday, Oct. 29, 4-6:30 p.m. | "Put Your Garden to Bed" Workshop

Fall Harvest Fest on Oct. 29

Our final garden potluck dinner of 2015 will be this Saturday, Oct. 29, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. We’ll start the afternoon with a “Put Your Garden to Bed” workshop — per our membership agreement, beds musy be cleared by Nov. 1— and perhaps end with a bonfire. Feel free to bring musical instruments!

“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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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, 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.