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Spring Gathering Scheduled for April 2

The Hansberry Garden and Nature Center, located at the corner of Wayne and Hansberry Avenues in Southwest Germantown, will hold its annual Spring Gathering membership event at the New Hope Temple Baptist Church (in the building formerly occupied by Calvary Episcopal Church), 5020 Pulaski Ave., from 1 – 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 2.
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Workshop Offers Hints for Successful Gardening

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.
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Celebrate Spring With HGNC’s Plant Sale

Celebrate Spring With HGNC's Plant Sale
At our annual plant sale, 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.
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Soil Safety Workshop

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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Land Access Workshop

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.
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Farm Stand June 12

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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Water Workshop

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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Farm Stand June 26

Farm Stand June 26
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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Introduction to Beekeeping

Introduction to Beekeeping
Everyone is buzzing about the upcoming “Introduction to Beekeeping” workshop at Hansberry Garden and Nature Center. Experienced Beekeeper Chris Mendel, who chairs HGNC’s Landscape and Maintenance Committee, will offer tips to beginning beekeepers.
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Farm Stand July 10

Farm Stand July 10
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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Local Girl Scout Troop to Present Little Free Library to Hansberry Garden

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, Mount Airy and ...
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Hansberry Garden Plant Sale Features Native Species and More

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.
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2017 Garden Tending Days

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

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 ...
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Learn About Membership at Hansberry Garden’s Spring Gathering on March 17, 2018

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 ...
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2018: A Year of Growth

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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At March 9 Gathering, Join Hansberry Garden and Help Us Grow Community

At March 9 Gathering, Join Hansberry Garden and Help Us Grow Community
EVENT: Hansberry Garden & Nature Center Spring Gathering WHEN: March 9, 2019, 10 a.m. – noon WHERE: New Hope Temple Baptist Church Parish Hall (at the corner of Pulaski Ave. and Manheim St. Parish Hall entrance is at 5020 Pulaski Ave. through the archway and to the left)
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Interested in Joining Hansberry Garden? Attend Our Spring Gathering on March 21

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#. If you’d ...
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Amazon Smile Offers Painless Contributions to HGNC

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.
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“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 ...
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