23 new beds added to our community garden on Saturday!

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On Saturday, July 12th, we hosted a successful volunteer day at the Ridge Avenue Green Resource Center in partnership with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, The Office of the U.S. Attorney, the Strawberry Mansion NAC and CDC, and members of the Strawberry Mansion community.  Thanks so much to everyone who lent a hand, and a special thank you to our partners who helped make this day possible!  We were able to complete 14 new beds for our community garden and 9 additional beds to use with Strawberry Mansion High School’s culinary arts program.

Check out CBS Philly’s interview with Suku John, EPRA’s executive director, about the project and the volunteer day: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/07/12/folks-pitch-in-for-community-garden-day-in-strawberry-mansion/

The EPRA Farmstand starts next wednesday!

DSC_4965EPRA’s weekly farmstand has a new location this year!  Every Wednesday, we will be at our Ridge Avenue Garden from 3 to 6 pm.  We’ll be selling a variety of freshly picked, organically grown vegetables and fruits from our gardens all around the neighborhood as well as sustainably grown products from other local farms.  While you are here, you can check out the progress of our community garden and high school gardens as well!  The garden and farmstand are on Ridge Avenue between Dauphin and Susquehanna, in the large strawberryvacant lot across from Strawberry Mansion High School.  Our farmstand accepts FMNP vouchers.

And don’t forget to come out this Saturday for Strawberry Fest!  It’s always a good time and we would love to see you there.  See the post below for Strawberry Fest details.

It’s been a long winter!

We can’t wait for spring to arrive so we can get back into the gardens, but luckily we grow our microgreens year round indoors, under growlights.  Head over to our Photos page to see a few more pictures of what we’ve been growing throughout these cold months!

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