June 15, 2018
Philly's public parks got some serious additions this week.
And today, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society launched "Farm for the City" right smack dab in front of City Hall.
This interactive exhibit and actual working farm is for the public to learn about community gardening through workshops, public forums and activities that run into late September.
It looks like a major feature of the farm will be programming — free workshops, farmers available to chat, how-to's on gardening and opportunities to support local community gardeners. Some of the programs include information about soil, how to start a garden from the ground-up, how to live a zero-waste lifestyle and how food can be medicine.
Some of the crops in this garden include chard, onion, mustard greens, carrots, fennel, African eggplant and lots of herbs.
The project is supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage in an effort to highlight the role community gardeners play in neighborhoods and the impact gardens can have on communities.
The park is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can check out a list of workshops and events here.