Philadelphia is the poorest big city in the United States, and more than 16% of its residents are food insecure due to decades-longs discriminatory policies and practices. Philadelphia's urban farms and community gardens are critical to alleviating hunger and providing communities with greater access to fresh, healthy, and culturally appropriate foods. They are also essential green spaces in a densely populated city where neighbors can enjoy nature and come together to build social connections and community.
Urban agriculture, which includes community gardens, school gardens, and production farms, increases access to fresh produce while strengthening social connections between neighbors. PHS offers resources for the urban agriculture community to serve neighborhoods with fresh, nutrient-dense produce grown with sustainable and organic practices. PHS provides organic growing supplies, access to tools, educational resources, and other support to help more than 170 community gardens, urban farms, and grow spaces to improve the quality of life in local neighborhoods.
Explore how you can get involved in all our urban agriculture programs! See the latest activities in action in Norristown at the PHS Green Resource Center at Farm Park.