Pictures for the below recipients to be posted at a later date.
Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School
The grant is for a food production project involving students who belong to the school’s garden club located in the Allegheny West neighborhood. Materials purchased with the grant will be plants, mulch, bird houses and bird bath (to support the study of birds), composter totes and a lockable storage shed for garden equipment. The goal of the grant is to provide the materials and tools for the Student Garden Club to plant, grow and harvest vegetables, herbs, and flowers in their six raised beds.
Ebenezer Maxwell House
The grant is for community enrichment and historic garden restoration project for the visitors and community living in the Germantown neighborhood. Materials purchased with this grant will be a Franklinia alatamaha tree (to enhance the south façade of the Victorian mansion) and mulch for the many beds on the property.
Japan American Society of Greater Philadelphia
The grant is for community enrichment and conservation project for the community and visitors to Parkside neighborhood in West Fairmount Park. Materials purchased with this grant will be 50 cherry trees (four different cultivars). JASGP is partnering with Tree Philly, who will supply all tools and labor for the tree planting. JASGP’s goal of the grant is to re-activate the cherry tree planning tradition.
Methodist Services/Heritage Farm
The grant is for a food production involving the 100 pre-school and 150 Kindergarten to 6th grade students, families, and residents in the Wynnefield Heights neighborhood. Materials purchased with this grant will be 80 different seed varieties, seed starting materials, potting mixture, stakes for growing/supporting tomatoes and peppers, and soil amendments to enrich the soil. The goal of the grant is to assist in the education of growing and preparing healthy food.
Norris Square Las Parcelas Neighborhood Project
The grant is for a food production involving families, students, and seniors in the Kensington neighborhood. Materials purchased with this grant will be an underground water line, plumbing valves and fittings, spigots, tubing, connectors, hose reels, gutters and down spouts, and rain barrels to substantially improve the water management and irrigation of this large community garden. The goal of the grant is to provide dependable watering system which will strengthen their horticultural practices and food production.
North Light Community Center
The grant is for horticultural education involving children in the Andorra neighborhood. Materials purchased with this grant will be seeds, seed starting supplies, organic fertilizer, watering cans, and other tools to support an 8 week horticultural class (developed by Texas A and M University). The grant’s goal is to provide hands on experience to reinforce what they learn in the classroom.
Pennsylvania Horticulture Society/Jannatain Community Garden
The grant is for food production and community enrichment involving children, families, and seniors in the Nicetown/Tioga neighborhood. Materials purchased with this grant will be gardening tools, soil, compost, as well as a pergola structure to provide shade for young and old gardeners during the heat of the summer.
Pennsylvania Hospital/Physic Garden
The grant is for the preservation effort of this 18th Century medicinal garden serving the patients, visitors, and hospital employees in Center City. Materials purchased with this grant will be quart size perennials, herbs, and soil amendments, which should result in a more robust garden as the hospital prepares for its Sesquicentennial in 2026.
Philadelphia Orchard (POP) Hamilton School Phase 2
The grant is for increased food production in the Cobbs Creek/West Philadelphia neighborhood. Pecan and fruit trees, berries and vines, perennials, stakes, fencing, and mulch will help to expand the orchard. The planting will be cared for by the garden staff of the U of P, assisted by school staff, students, and community volunteers. The aim is to provide food to be used in culinary programs and will also be distributed to families and community volunteers; to enhance on-site after school educational opportunities; and to engage with both nature and the food system.
St. James School
The grant is to support the overall well-being of the school population in the Allegheny West neighborhood. The grant will provide eight trees (dogwoods, white birch, pawpaw, and magnolia); 9 shrubs; perennials and flowers. The aim is to provide a garden courtyard for use by students, parents, and faculty as a place to meet privately, or simply reflect and renew in a quiet setting.
The grant is for increased food production in the Community Garden of this Germantown neighborhood. Funds will provide seeds, plants, pots, soil, and picnic benches that will also be used as potting benches. The aim is to revitalize and grow the historic community home farm project, which provides a hands-on-gardening experience as well as a share of much-needed fresh produce.
Wabi Sabi Grant
The Neighborhood Gardens Trust (NGT)
The grant is for a complete garden restoration in the Squirrel Hill/Southwest Philadelphia neighborhood. The grant will provide for tree pruning and the purchase of 2 garden benches, soil, and plant material. The aim is to provide a transformative renovation of a 35-year-old,
existing garden. Excavating and re-laying a new path with proper drainage will improve safety and accessibility for all ages and abilities thus making it an inclusive space for community engagement and education.