Hunting Park, Philadelphia


Law Center & Residents Begin Transforming Vacant Lot Into Garden

On June 23rd, 2011, Law Center staff and interns joined about 15 residents of Hunting Park to begin the process of cleaning up a vacant lot and turning it into a community garden.

The lot, located at 3rd and Wingohocking Streets, was overgrown with weeds and had been used as a dump site. The cleanup crew cut through the dense thicket of weeds and dug through the dirt to remove the litter and debris that had accumulated, finding scrap metal, broken glass bottles, an antifreeze bottle, an oil can, and a large number of car parts. When the day’s efforts were over, the crew had filled more than 40 trash bags with litter, debris and weeds.

You can see pictures from the project here.