Parks & Rec hosts 19 community gardens on park land. At these gardens, 500 community members grow over 10,000 pounds of food each year. They share this nutritious food within their communities.
Through the Community Gardens Network, hundreds of residents across the city:
Farm Philly staff provide growers:
Find a Community Gardens Network site near you using the map below. The map shows gardens that are registered with Parks & Rec. For more information, or to join a garden, use the contact information provided.
To join the Community Gardens Network:
Carousel House Farm is a public education farm. It is located at 4300 Avenue of the Republic in West Fairmount Park. Farm Philly and Fairmount Park Conservancy manage the farm.
Throughout the growing season, Farm Philly:
Carousel House Farm is also a community-supported agriculture (CSA) program. The Farm grows over 4,000 pounds of produce every year. Residents can buy a CSA membership from the Farm. In exchange, they receive fresh fruits and vegetables grown at the Farm. Proceeds from the CSA:
Food from the farm is also donated throughout the Parkside neighborhood.
For information on the CSA, visit www.myphillypark.org.
Junior Farmers teaches young people ages 5–15 the benefits of growing and eating their own food. Youth also learn to care for the natural environment and their neighborhood.
Junior Farmers help create youth vegetable and pollinator gardens and small orchards. The program:
To find a Junior Farmers program near you, email firstname.lastname@example.org.