Southwark/Queen Village Community Garden

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Southwark/Queen Village Community Garden (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Community gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Urban gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History
Goldstein, Libby J.
Southwark (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Queen Village (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Neighborhood Gardens Trust (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society


"The award-winning, all-volunteer Southwark/Queen Village Community Garden (SW/QVCG) on Christian St. offers a wide range of organic horticultural opportunities for local residents with diverse backgrounds, needs and interests. Along with individual and common plots maintained by members, there are vegetable plots devoted solely to growing food for the local “City Harvest” program. Other programs include a weekly Summer Children’s Gardening/ Natural Science Program and tours for schools, university classes, and day camps.

The garden relies on more than dirt and plants, thus the members strive to maintain a supportive natural environment. This involves: Beekeeping, Composting, Solar Energy systems, and Water collection, irrigation/disbursement. The SWQV Garden is supported by the Queen Village Neighbors Association, the City of Philadelphia, the PA Horticultural Society, and donations from numerous neighborhood and regional businesses and garden organizations." -- About. Southwark/Queen Village Community Garden Facebook page.

This collection is comprised of archival materials held by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's McLean Library, images courtesy of the Southwark/Queen Village Community Garden, and a recording of the memorial service for garden founder, Libby Goldstein.


Philadelphia (Pa.)