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Protect Hart Lane Neighborhood Farm

$14,424 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 86 people in 9 months
Since 2013, we have been working to transform a neglected overgrown set of abandoned lots in Philadelphia into a neighborhood garden that can help to heal the years of trauma our neighborhood has endured.

We have created a garden accessible to neighbors and anyone who wants to garden with us. We have had over 45 gardeners with us this season alone!



Since 2015, we have grown and distributed fruits and vegetables to those nearby, most of whom live in deep poverty and with limited access to nearby healthy food.



We are gardening in the midst of the largest heroin market on the East Coast and working to serve as a beacon of hope amidst an epidemic that killed 1,200 people in our city just last year.




But the Hart Lane Farm is in danger.



The long neglected lots that our community has reclaimed are now going up for sale in a public auction and are increasingly being sought after by outside developers and speculators.



We have purchased 2 of the garden lots to preserve the space already, but there are 7 more to be purchased, 3 of which will be up for sale this summer.


To keep this healing space protected, we need your help.



Every dollar donated will go to the purchase and preservation of the lots within the garden. We see urban farming as a healing way to build community and strengthen ourselves, the Earth and our neighborhoods.

Our flagship gardener, Jess, has been gardening in the neighborhood for 10 years and has a degree in horticultural therapy from Kansas State Univ. Her expertise has been guiding the Farm and the partnerships that we make through it.

Here are our partners benefiting from the Farm:

Pathways to Housing PA 

Circle of Hope Urban Farm Team 

Kensington Neighborhood Association 

Young Life 

Impact Services 

Video Credit to Nic Justice !


Please consider sharing this with your networks. With your partnership, we can continue farming and healing in this space.
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We have secured 6 of the 9 lots in the garden! It’s really a miracle. We have made it over our halfway mark for our donation goal too. Thank you for donating and sharing thus far. If you’d like to stop by the farm we meet on Sunday mornings at 9am anyone is welcome. I’ll keep you posted as we move along in securing the remaining parcels.
Over 20 monarchs emerged this week!
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We secured the bid on two of the properties in the garden last week! Thank you for your love, we did this together. There are two more parcels up for sale in the next 6 weeks. Please keep sharing our story with your people.

One of our neighbors and regular volunteers gave $100 toward the project this week(he also gave me this t-shirt). We are grateful that this is not just our dream and hope but that our long term neighbors value this space as well.

Love,
Jess
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Please send prayers/good vibes and keep sharing the project with your friends. The first auction is this week. Two of the garden properties are for sale. We are pumped by the support and love thus far! Couldn’t do this without you, for real!
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We are doing it friends! Thanks for your likes and shares.
**Big news our video is ready. Huge shoutout to Nic Justice for his video skills!
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