Neighborhood Gardens Trust Plans Community Gardens Day in June

NGT launched on Wednesday and has big plans.

Photo courtesy Tony Fischer via Flickr.

Photo of Glenwood Green Acres courtesy Tony Fischer via Flickr.

The Neighborhood Gardens Trust launched on Wednesday at the Summer Winter Garden in Powelton Village. The group represents the next iteration of the Neighborhood Garden Association, which was founded in 1986 and partnered with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society in 2012. NGT is the result of a partnership between PHS, the city and one important grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. It now owns or leases 34 gardens throughout the city with a goal of upping that portfolio to 100 by 2016.

The group is hosting its first major event on June 21, which it has dubbed Community Gardens Day. On that Saturday, gardens throughout the city will be hosting tours, arts and crafts activities and Q&A sessions with gardening experts. As of today, 28 gardens are signed up with that list expected to grow (check to see whether your local garden has signed up yet here).

NGT promises an updated list of activites and gardens in June so stay tuned. To check out more on the launch, PlanPhilly has all the details.

New gardens, new tools and a summer garden tour [PlanPhilly]