Farm for the City

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Farm for the City.

Visit the Farm, open daily June 15 – September 27, 2018 at 1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard.

  • Explore the crops and talk to the farmers.
  • Take part in free programs & workshops.
  • Learn how to garden and be an advocate.
  • Support community gardeners and become a Friend of the Gardens.

A major feature of Farm for the City will be various programs that include hands-on workshops, dialogue, family centered entertainment and special off-site events. The programming will follow four major themes - Soil, Seed, Plant and Harvest - that frame the activities and events for visitors to enjoy and learn.

In addition to learning about community gardens, visitors can engage with Farm Hosts to discuss the various plantings and learn how to grow these varieties in their own home and community gardens. Crops will include chard, onion, collard greens, carrots, fennel, African eggplant and herbs like tulsi, cilantro, thyme, mint and lavender.

Created with major support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Farm for the City highlights the role community gardeners play in strengthening neighborhoods and the gardens' positive impact on some of the most pressing issues facing our communities, such as food insecurity. This interactive exhibit and working farm invites the public to learn more about community gardening through free workshops, public forums, and activities during the growing season.

Note: The above descriptive information came from the program's home page.

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