SWWAG: The Southwest and West Philadelphia Area Growers Network

Formalized in 2018, SWWAG represents a coalition of local farmers and growers, led collaboratively by the Urban Tree Connectionthe Philadelphia Orchard Project, Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden, and the Garden at CHOP Karabots.

We work with a wide range of neighborhood and citywide partners to enhance and expand our community’s access to land, healthy food, and ancestral and intergenerational wisdom. We believe in building sovereign and local food systems that utilize regenerative farming practices, promote neighborhood leadership, and uplift people of color of all ages.

 

Resources for Growing and Learning

Interested in growing your own food or deepening your connection with your foodways? Check out our resources for growers and gardeners.

Farm Markets: June–November

Thursdays, 3:30–5:30pm
Bartram Village
5400 Lindbergh Boulevard

Saturdays, 10am–2pm
Clark Park Farmers Market
43rd Street and Chester Avenue

Cash, EBT, and WIC Farmers' Market vouchers accepted. (Standard WIC vouchers not accepted.)

Upcoming Events

Saturday, June 15, 10:00 am

Sankofa Farm Stand at Clark Park

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Wednesday, June 19, 3:00 pm

Sankofa Farm Stand at Bartram's Village

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You may also be interested in:

Home Garden Beds

Want to grow food at home? Southwest Philly neighbors can sign up for a low-cost raised bed garden.

Volunteering at Bartram’s Garden and Sankofa Community Farm

Interested in getting involved and developing a spiritual connection with the land? Check out current volunteer opportunities.

Youth Internships

Bartram’s Garden offers paid internship opportunities for local youth and young adults.

Sankofa Community Farm Community Garden

Grow relationships and food sovereignty by growing your own plants in our community garden.

I'm interested in:

Biking & Walking

Birds

Boating & Fishing

Flowers, Plants & Trees

Gardening

History

Kids' Activities

Sankofa Community Farm

Southwest Philadelphia

Water Quality

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Youth Internships

I'm interested in:

Biking & Walking

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 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.

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.