Vacant Land 215

An urban garden with raised beds.

Want to learn more about community gardening and farming on vacant land in Philadelphia? Our Garden Justice Legal Initiative and Soil Generation invite you to come discuss legal land access and preservation for gardens, farms, and other community-managed open spaces. This FREE program on August 20 at Norris Square Community Alliance is open to everyone, including current gardeners looking to maintain community spaces and also new gardeners looking to create space.

Representatives from the Neighborhood Gardens Trust, the Land Bank, Parks and Recreation, The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the Philadelphia Water Department and Penn State Extension will also be available during this event to discuss options and answer questions. To make this program useful for you, bring property addresses and all your questions. To look up more information about a lot you are interested in and browse other resources, check out Grounded in Philly.

This Vacant Land 215 session will take place at the offices of the Norris Square Community Alliance, a community development corporation founded in 1983 by residents of Norris Square. The organization supports many gardens and other culturally informed public spaces in the Norris Square neighborhood.

Date: August 20, 2019

Place: Norris Square Community Alliance, 174 Diamond Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Time: 5:30-7 p.m. There will be 45 minutes of brief presentations from participating organizations followed by 45 minutes for questions at tables.

Cost: Free

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For more information contact William Burstein at