A garden is for sharing
We’ve had a robust year! We hired our first intern, long time Hansberry Garden member, George Bryant. George coordinated summer garden activities at the John B. Kelly Elementary School in coordination with Hansberry’s Kelly Green Project.
We continued our connection with Philadelphia’s City Harvest program. Hansberry Garden donated over 200 pounds of produce to Canaan Baptist Church’s Family Life Center.
Our Farm Stand provided over 40 pounds of locally grown produce at little or no cost to our neighbors. Your generous gift will help us to sustain our ability to share healthy produce, nurtured by dedicated gardeners, with those who need it most.
Our beautiful green space has continued to be a destination for more than the birds and butterflies. Middle school students from Germantown Friends discovered the wonders of gardening and sustainability.
An Ursinus College writing class learned about HGNC’s unique history from seasoned members. Our hope is that the inspiration they gained from experiencing the natural world in such an intimate manner proved educational.
It was your donation and support that allow us to facilitate programs that impact an often neglected community. That’s why we’re asking for your continued support to make similar programs possible in the future.
Don’t forget that you’re also helping to sustain an organization that allows friends and neighbors to practice food independence and build a stronger community.
We’re always looking at ways to improve the garden so that we can better serve our members and mission. Hansberry built a new fence with the help of a number of gardeners and supporters. Thanks to our Landscape & Maintenance Chair, Chris Mendel’s knowledge and skill, this project (which is a small part of our larger Master Plan for the garden) was compeleted in record time!
This gate will facilitate easier access to the garden for soil and mulch drop offs and create a more inviting garden. Help strengthen our ability to help others by donating today.
There’s so much we want to share with Germantown: education, healthy food, and an appreciation for the natural world. Your tax-deductible contribution will help us continue to positively impact our neighborhood.
Leonard Darville Jones ~ President, Hansberry Garden & Nature Center