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The Flower Show
May 16, 2024

PHS Food Gardening Tour

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Members' event food gardening tour

Join us for a food gardening tour exploring two remarkable locations committed to fresh, healthy food. The Erdenheim Tour focuses on sustainable agriculture, while The Spring Gardens Tour showcases a vibrant community garden, fostering community involvement. Both share a mission of cultivating nutritious food essential for health and well-being.

Food Gardening Tour Schedule:

  • The Erdenheim Farm tour begins with docent-led explorations through the historic sheep barn, and around parts of the farm typically encountering goats, sheep, henhouses, and some cattle. The tours also include a trip to Wissahickon Creek, where it crosses through the farm. The docents will provide information about Erdenheim Farm's 250+ year history, preservation, animal care, sustainable agriculture, the watershed, and environmental stewardship.
  • In the afternoon, we return to the city for lunch and a tour of one of the city’s most iconic community gardens, The Spring Gardens. After an overview and introduction to the garden, there will be a volunteer-led tour, or you can wander on your own.

Spots are limited to 22 PHS guests. Reserve your spot today!

Erdenheim Farm requires all guests to sign a waiver, and failure to do so will result in exclusion from the tour. This waiver will be provided on the day of the tour. Photography is permitted for personal/non-commercial use. The tours do not include any of the private farm homes or the horse area.


May 16, 2024


10:00 pm - 3:00 pm


PHS Members: $135


The Erdenheim Farm and The Spring Gardens


Meet at PHS McLean Library, 100 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103


Shuttle provided from the PHS main office in Philadelphia to The Erdenheim Farm and The Spring Gardens. There is moderate walking on tour, both sites feature uneven terrain and are not wheelchair accessible.