We're hiring a project manager to support our work to protect and preserve community-managed open spaces in Philadelphia. The Land Preservation Project Manager will drive the land assembly process for existing community gardens that are at-risk because of insecure land tenure. Job description and and link to apply can be found here.
Welcome to NGT! The Community Garden at Ralph Brooks Park in Point Breeze is the 37th garden to join NGT. An initiative of Connor Barwin’s Make the World Better Foundation, the garden was established in 2015 through the collaborative efforts of Urban Roots, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) and Mural Arts Philadelphia. The garden provides growing space to thirty neighborhood gardeners.
NGT Awarded PECO Green Region Grant
On December 7, 2017, NGT was presented with a $10,000 grant though the PECO Green Region grant program to support land preservation and improvements at five at-risk gardens. NGT Executive Director Jenny Greenberg joined representatives of PECO, Natural Lands Trust, the facilitator of PECO Green Region, and the Philadelphia City Council to accept the award at Philadelphia City Hall.
NGT Featured on WHYY’s Radio Times
On July 14, WHYY’s Radio Times featured NGT’s Executive Director, Jenny Greenberg and Chris Bolden-Newsome of Bartram's Gardens to discuss the successes and challenges of urban farming and gardening in Philadelphia.
Neighborhood Gardens Trust Receives Peg Dilks Award
On June 21, 2017 the Philadelphia Committee of the Garden Club of America (PCGCA) presented the Neighborhood Gardens Trust with The Peg Dilks Award, for it’s work in acquiring and preserving community gardens, which enhance the quality of life in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods.
PCGCA has been a long-term supporter of NGT. With the help of PCGCA, NGT has been able to provide much needed upgrades to five preserved community gardens.
Community Gardens Day 2017 Recap
The fourth annual Community Gardens Day on June 18 was Philadelphia’s biggest one yet — close to 60 gardens, 5 tours, fun activities and great sponsors and partners. At the kick-off event Los Bomberos De la Calle got everyone moving. The incredible lineup of speakers, including Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sanchez, NGT Executive Director Jenny Greenberg perfectly framed the accomplishments and challenges of preserving gardens in Philadelphia today. And food from Franny Lou’s porch gave everyone energy for the big day. From workshops, to BBQ’s, to workdays, tours, finger painting, yoga and much more– thank you for participating in another successful Community Gardens Day!
A special thanks to all the gardeners, sponsor and partners who helped make this day a huge success!
Join Us For A Walking Tour of Point Breeze and Grays Ferry Gardens
The Sierra Club (SPG) and NGT are hosting a walking tour of community gardens in Point Breeze and Grays Ferry on May 20th from 2pm-5pm. We will visit gardens and learn from their caretakers about preservation efforts and how gardens & urban agriculture build equity, sustainability and community. This is a family-friendly walking tour, open to all ages, covering a distance of about 3 miles.