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, including discussing resources available to growers during COVID-19. To view an online list of some of these resources and tips, visit Grounded in Philly.

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020

Place: Online free Via Zoom

Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m. There will be 45 minutes of brief presentations from participating organizations followed by 45 minutes for questions.

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Registration is required. This FREE program will be held on Zoom and is open to everyone, including current gardeners looking to maintain community spaces and also new gardeners looking to create space.

Philadelphia has more than 40,000 vacant lots, and more than 300,000 residents face hunger or food insecurity. Urban agriculture provides reliable sources of healthy food and income in neighborhoods that face disinvestment and environmental racism. But establishing and maintaining sites urban food production can be challenging.

Representatives from Soil Generation, the Neighborhood Gardens Trust, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the Philadelphia Land Bank, and the Philadelphia Water Department 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.

Download a flyer for this event.

For more information contact Jonathan McJunkin at