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. You can view resources and tips for turning vacant land into green productive space in Philadelphia on Grounded in Philly, our online resource ecosystem for urban agriculture.

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Place: Online free via Zoom

Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m.

The program will feature presentations from our Garden Justice Legal Initiative, Neighborhood Gardens Trust and the Philadelphia Land Bank, who will be available to discuss City policies towards preserving community-managed green space.  To make this program useful for you, bring property addresses and all your 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.

For more information contact Leanne Almeida at