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Farm Philly

Growing and supporting urban agriculture projects in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods.


Farm Philly is the urban agriculture program of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. The program began in 2014. It supports 60 agriculture projects on Parks & Rec land. These include: 

  • Youth education gardens. 
  • Community gardens. 
  • Vegetable farms. 
  • Orchards. 
  • Community composting programs. 
  • A public greenhouse for growing seeds. 

Farm Philly helps residents and communities: 

  • Connect to the natural world. 
  • Promote physical activity. 
  • Preserve land and maintain resources. 
  • Grow their own food. 
  • Manage composting programs.  

Farm Philly also advocates for local agriculture. This advocacy helps shape City food policy and supports the growth of urban farming in the city.

The program is a partnership with Fairmount Park Conservancy. The Conservancy provides financial, technical, and on-the-ground support. 


1515 Arch St.
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Land and life acknowledgment

For centuries, the land now known as Philadelphia was home to and cared for by native peoples. These include the Lenni-Lenape People of Lenapehoking and the Poutaxat (Delaware Bay). We recognize these Tribes' strength and history of resistance to colonization.

We commit to honoring their history, presence, and future. We support local Native people, including the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation, the Ramapough Lenape Nation, the Powhatan Renape Nation, the Nanticoke of Millsboro Delaware, the Lenape of Cheswold Delaware, and others.

Read the full land and life acknowledgment.