Spring Gardens Community Garden
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Address: N 18th St & Wallace St, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Neighborhood: Strawberry Mansion
Website: thespringgardens.org/pages/1/i...
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Posted by:  Virginia Blond

This is a big garden—a full block’s worth of plots from 10 x 10 to 20 x 20 and a garden gate that is the envy of community gardeners throughout the city. At the height of the summer, you can work in your plot, as butterflies waft by, and forget that you’re in the city. Not to mention your harvest of tasty veggies and pretty flowers. Afraid travel, neglect or, say, lack of any knowledge of gardening will reduce your plot to a dismal patch of weeds? OK, almost everyone else’s plot will make you feel mightily inferior if it happens; but there are plenty enough friendly gardeners who will help. There are a few rules about use of a common area and you’ll need ten hours of garden commons service; otherwise you’re on your own. Interested? You may be on a waiting list for a few months (maybe longer than “a few”). It’s worth the wait. There’s even a bullfrog in one of the plots. A bullfrog for God’s sake! Do ya know another garden with a bullfrog? No, I didn’t think so.

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