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June 21, 2021

Periodical Cicadas (not) in the Garden

Over the last several weeks, millions of Brood X (also known as the Great Eastern Brood) periodical cicadas have emerged from northern US soil, a place that they have called…

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June 16, 2021

Juneteenth: Freedom and Black Southwest

In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation (effective January 1, 1863), which stated that all enslaved people in Confederate states were free. However, enslaved people in Galveston, Texas,…

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March 26, 2021

Plants are coming!

It’s time to start planning your garden! Our nursery will open for plant orders on April 9. Click here to check out the plant catalogue for a full list of…

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August 31, 2020

Sankofa Farm and its Connection to the African Heritage Diet Pyramid

Writer Amiyah Stradford has been a youth farmer at Sankofa Community Farm since 2018. She runs the Farm’s blog, which you can read here. The African Heritage Diet is a…

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August 26, 2020

Crop Spotlight: Black Eyed Peas

Writer Amiyah Stradford has been a youth farmer at Sankofa Community Farm since 2018. She runs the Farm’s blog, which you can read here. This week, we’re focusing on Black…

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August 14, 2020

The Week at a Glance for a Sankofa Intern

Writer Amiyah Stradford has been a youth farmer at Sankofa Community Farm since 2018. She runs the Farm’s blog, which you can read here. I’m sure you’ve always wondered what…

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close-up shot of a cluster of pink soapwort flowers
August 11, 2020

Corporate Sponsors

Invest in Philadelphia’s premier river garden by becoming a sponsor for seasonal programming Select sponsorship opportunities are available year-round to support our mission and public programming.  For more information, please…

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July 22, 2020

COVID-19 VS SANKOFA

Writer Amiyah Stradford has been a youth farmer at Sankofa Community Farm since 2018. She runs the Farm’s blog, which you can read here. Welcome back to the farm! It’s…

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June 5, 2020

A message of solidarity to our Black community

All of us at the Garden stand firmly with you in grief and anger against the racial injustice that the Black community has borne over generations. Black lives matter. Much…

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Biking & Walking

Birds

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Flowers, Plants & Trees

Gardening

History

Kids' Activities

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Southwest Philadelphia

Water Quality

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Youth Internships

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Biking & Walking

Follow the Schuylkill River Trail from the North Mile to 56th Street and beyond.

Birds

Look up! More than 100 species of birds rely on this ecosystem.

Boating & Fishing

Enjoy all that the Tidal Schuylkill River has to offer.

Flowers, Plants & Trees

See what’s blooming, find a favorite tree, and stroll the gardens and natural lands.

Gardening

Bring the Garden home! Shop for plants and grow your own food.

History

Uncover the interconnected stories of this historic site.

Kids' Activities

Join us year-round to learn, make, share, and wonder.

Sankofa Community Farm

“Go back and get it!” Growing food sovereignty with an African Diaspora focus.

Southwest Philadelphia

Resources and opportunities especially for neighbors in Southwest Philly.

Water Quality

Find our latest data on the river’s bacteria levels and recent rainfall.

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Enjoy upcoming workshops, self-care, and events. Are you a Southwest artist? Let’s partner!

Youth Internships

Calling Southwest students: paid internships available with the river, the farm, and the trees.