Philadelphia is a city of community gardens. These vibrant spaces promote health and nutrition, improve local economies, and allow neighbors to come together for a common interest.
The PHS Garden Tenders is a training course for individuals interested in starting community gardens on vacant lots, in parks, around schools and churches, and many other locations.
PHS Garden Tenders program is open to groups, individuals, educators, and anyone interested in gardening with others. Participants gain hands-on gardening experience and learn how to establish successful, self-sustaining community gardens.
Introductory topics include finding a site for a community garden, recruiting and keeping volunteers, basic horticulture, assessing and finding resources in your neighborhood, planting and garden maintenance, and forming viable partnerships.
Additional gardening workshops help gardeners develop and advance their skills. The responsibility for creating and maintaining gardens belongs proprietarily to each group.
City Harvest Growers Application
Interested growers are invited to complete an application to become involved with PHS City Harvest. Download an Application here.
Community Garden Learning Tools
For articles and videos about community gardening, click here.
Community Gardens Map
Want to get involved with a garden or request a garden plot? Use this interactive map to find a location near you!
Contact the designated garden representative for inquiries, or visit the garden in person.
Support City Harvest
Interested in helping to make fresh produce available in underserved neighborhoods? Support the City Harvest program. Learn more here.
PHS Garden Tenders Workshops
Associate Director of Community Education