Category: News & Press Releases

March 17, 2022

Ready for spring planting?

Spring plant catalogue now available! Shop at our Welcome Center beginning April 1.

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February 16, 2022

Executive Director Maitreyi Roy featured in USA Today

Hot off the presses: Executive Director Maitreyi Roy spoke with reporter Kyle Bagenstose of USA Today about investing in the Garden as an inclusive space rooted in racial equity, especially…

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February 4, 2022

Happy Black History Month!

As both the Marketing & Communications Coordinator and a Black woman who has lived around Southwest and West Philly her entire life, I’ve been thinking deeply about the ways I…

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November 13, 2021

Check out our Handmade Holidays vendors!

Aisha Toombs children’s books @nerdi.bunny // nerdibunny.com Check them out year-round through our shop! Astral Projects ceramic bolo ties, stoneware vessels, relief prints @shopastralprojects // Astral Projects Etsy Shop The…

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August 31, 2021

Cultivating the Wild: William Bartram’s Travels, A Documentary

“Cultivating the Wild” is a short (56 minutes 45 seconds) documentary that highlights a group of six environmentalists or, as the film calls them, “modern-day Bartrams.” Roughly following the path…

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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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Biking & Walking

Birds

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Flowers, Plants & Trees

Gardening

History

Kids' Activities

Sankofa Community Farm

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.