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Jul 17, 2010 11:01 AM

Urban Farm/Garden

I have seen a number of empty lots around Center City converted into neighborhood gardens. I am interested in raising my own veg and herbs. Does anyone know how one goes about acquiring a plot? Does this require a fee? Thanks.

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  1. Depends on the garden. Your best bet is to stop and talk to someone working on a plot in a garden you are interested in. There is usually a small fee

    1. Check with your neighborhood organization (mine, Washington West Civic Organization, runs several in our 'hood) or with the PA Horticultural Society/Philadelphia Green. Here's a good place to start if you are curious about a specific garden (it has a map with info on each one): http://www.pennsylvaniahorticulturals...