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 Connection, the 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
5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
Clark Park Farmers Market
43rd Street and Chester Avenue
Cash, EBT, and WIC Farmers' Market vouchers accepted. (Standard WIC vouchers not accepted.)
Saturday, March 25, 1:00 pm
SWWAG Workshop: Soil with Supreme CompostGet Information
Monday, March 27, 5:00 pm
SWWAG Workshop: Intro to Spring PlantingGet Information
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.
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.