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Farm Stand June 12

Hansberry Garden and Nature Center offers fresh produce to our neighboring community at low to no cost, two Sundays per month during the growing season.

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GO! Transforms Hansberry Garden

Hansberry Garden was lucky to host a volunteer day with GO! – Philly Women Give To Others. GO! volunteers became weeding and mulching machines, clearing huge areas of the garden that had become overgrown and unmanageable. Their help was invaluable and allowed Hansberry Garden to expand its planting space.  

GFS Starts The Season Off Right

Shout out to the Germantown Friends School (GFS) middle school kids who volunteered at Hansberry Garden. They managed to clear all the weeds from the unkempt beds (most of the new beds will be going to new members) and put new soil on the ones that seemed most in need.  Such a productive day!   Their […]

Hansberry Garden Expands Outreach with Four Public Workshops

Hansberry Garden and Nature Center is extending its public outreach program this season with a series of four workshops. The workshops, all free and open to the public, cover topics of particular interest to urban gardeners — but also to those who are interested in the safety and quality of the produce they eat.

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Water Workshop

Your Philadelphia water depends on your watershed, the natural and urban water cycle and your treatment plant. This workshop will cover these topics and explain how the Senior Environment Corps tests water quality in Philadelphia.

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Land Access Workshop

The Land Access Workshop will teach participants how to gain legal access to land for gardens and farms and and introduce them to resources that can support their projects.

photo: hands holding soil. Image courtesy Pat Dumas via Creative Commons

Soil Safety Workshop

At the Soil Safety Workshop, the Farm Philly program’s Jasmine Hamilton will educate participants about the risk of pollutants in urban soil, the best practices for gardening safely and what resources exist to support their projects.

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Workshop Offers Hints for Successful Gardening

Expert gardener and longtime Hansberry Garden member Janet Peterman will offer a primer for urban gardeners, drawing on years of experience to outline the practices that have allowed her and other HGNC members to make bountiful donations to the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s City Harvest program year after year.

Photo of Aquilegia vulgaris by Peter Rühr from Wikimedia Commons.

Why Buy Native Plants?

Native plants in your little back yard, surrounded by alleys, sidewalks, and cars, are vital fuel-supply lines to the larger natural world. Your native plants will help bolster insects that pollinate our crops, which will fuel birds, which will migrate to wild areas or farmlands, which will fuel everyone from house cats to bobcats and more.

Email Addresses

To email all members (address works only when email is sent from an account associated with your HGNC membership) Officers