Home Garden Beds

Want to grow food at home?

Bartram’s Incredible Garden Beds (B.I.G. Beds), a project of the Sankofa Community Farm, provides low-cost raised garden beds — including soil and starter plants — for residents living near Bartram’s Garden in Southwest Philadelphia.

To request a home garden bed, please fill out the form below. Garden beds will be installed between spring and fall in order of request.

If you’ve already applied for a garden bed, a member of our staff will be in touch soon with more information about when to expect your garden bed.

Please also check out our other resources for growers and gardeners, including free workshops, online resources, and more.

Sliding Scale Pricing

  • Small garden bed (3 feet x 5 feet): $25-$100

Costs include the garden bed itself, installation, soil, and starter plants.

If you are paying with an ACCESS/EBT card for seedlings and starter plants, we can supply the garden bed and soil at no additional cost.

Sign Up for a Home Garden Bed

Upcoming Events

Saturday, June 22, 1:00 pm

As with the Land, is the People Workshop 2: Embodying Stories with Dance Exchange

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Thursday, June 27, 3:00 pm

Sankofa Farm Stand at Bartram's Village

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Biking & Walking

Birds

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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 or grow food, trees, and more.

History

Uncover the interconnected stories of this historic site.

Kids' Activities

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

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

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Youth Internships

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