Visit the Farm
Open daily June 15 – September 27, 2018 at 1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard.
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm
- 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.
Help Cultivate Change
In Philadelphia, 1 in 5 residents lack access to enough food to live healthy, active lifestyles. To help address this issue, Farm for the City will produce about 1,000 pounds of fruit and vegetables to be donated to Broad Street Ministry’s Hospitality Collaborative, which is dedicated to serving the homeless. Imagine what the city’s community gardens can do with even more helping hands, whether you show support as a donor, volunteer, or advocate.
Sign Up to Become a Friend of the Gardens!
Just like PHS Farm for the City, community gardens connect people with healthy food and serve as gathering places where neighbors can share and learn together.
Pledge your support for Philadelphia’s community gardens today by signing up to become a Friend of the Gardens – it’s free. We’ll send you updates about Farm for the City programs and events, plus opportunities to get involved in PHS’s Gardening for Good campaign.