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Eastern Black Swallowtail

Eastern Black Swallowtail

We welcome butterflies to our garden. This little guy who some neighborhood kids named “Herb” (with a non-silent “H”) will be an Eastern Black Swallowtail butterfly after he eats quite a bit more of our fennel. Enjoy little one, munch on!


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Gardeners preparing for Spring!

image image image image imageHere are a few photos from this past weekend.

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Winter Update 2013

Greenhouse made of Repurposed Windows

Greenhouse made of Repurposed Windows


Happy Winter from SSCG, currently a group of 14 strong volunteers in 2 locations… seeking neighbors of Saunders Park committed to improving a garden and community…

2nd Generation Gardeners

2nd Generation Gardeners






We’ve moved!

Mid November we dug, carried and recreated the garden on the adjacent property, reconstructing several of our beds atop the concrete of the Penn Presbyterian lot (thank you Gary Ginsberg!). With the generous support of PHS contact Lisa Mosca, we hope to reconstruct the same area of plot space, however configured differently (Garden Layout Post Move) than in our previous situation.


Garden Member Ari and PHS contact Lisa Mosca fill the reconstructed bed...

Garden Member Ari and PHS contact Lisa Mosca fill the reconstructed bed..

We’re in the papers!

St Bernard  & Sloan Street Community Garden’s battles with corporate development.

The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Reporter Virginia Smith’s Blog (to search) on Zoning Law Changes that affect Community Gardens – do they legitimize or stymie community gardens?

Our Current Status in Battle

According to City of Philadelphia zoning maps, the developer has overstepped his bounds and fenced in about 30 square feet of property that does not belong to him. We are investigating through the city office to find out if his approval for Zoning is illegitimate based on the seeming discrepency and transgression of private property rights.

If your green space/organization needs help…

If you or your community in need of support to sustain your garden or green space, contact Lisa Mosca at PHS (lmosca@pennhort.org), Amy Laura Cahn at PiILCOP (acahn@pilcop.org), and the People’s Emergency Center if you live in West Philadelphia, or e-mail: sloanstcommunitygarden@gmail.com and ask us a question. Just please be patient and give us a week to answer, we are all volunteers:)




2012 Spring

Spring 2012


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October Celebration!

Join us for a potluck and pumpkin carving community event!

3-5pm, Saturday, October 27th…

Bring your pumpkins, tools and cheer and meet us here…

326 N. Sloan St, Philadelphia PA 19104

Questions… would like to bring a dish… or want more info…
email us at sloanstcommunitygarden@gmail.com

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Join Us!

Want to toil with gardeners old and young in either breaking new ground or gracing the old? Join us on any or every of our 3 upcoming workdays… Just bring yourself in clothes to work in…
4/4 10:30/11:00 3826 Haverford Ave, new site of expansion
– bed construction and filling
4/7 11:30 3826 Haverford Ave, new site of expansion
-plant seeds & starts for the City Harvest program
4/15 1:00-3:00pm 330 N Sloan St, current site
-upkeep, tending, pruning, planting, weeding, cleaning, organizing, maintenance

For more info or to give us a heads up on your attendance, e-mail sloanstcommunitygarden@gmail.com

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Compost Moved & Season Begun

After an exciting meeting last week, when we welcomed new members with a myriad of talents and reinvigorated lasting members with future plans of expansion, we kicked off our collective work by moving the compost at our current site.


There are a few plot spaces left and lots of sun, seeds & love. So, if you enjoy gardening, are a novice or expert, e-mail sloanstcommunitygarden@gmail.com to find out how to join us. Take a sneak peak at our application page to learn more and we hope to hear from or see you soon!

-Membership Comittee

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Opening Season Membership Meeting

Come one, Come All! Join a vibrant community garden in its most exciting year yet!

Sloan St Community Garden, 324 N. Sloan St, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

This Sunday, March 18th @ 7pm, join us for our opening season membership meeting. Meet gardeners from all walks of life and all levels of experience, but with a singular passion, gardening. There are two plots currently available. Here is our 2012 Membership Application for your review. Contact sloanstcommunitygarden@gmail.com for more information (including meeting location, TBA), or poke about our website some more to learn about our history, our partnerships and our action. Happy gardening!

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