Farm for the City: Community Workshops

19 Jun - 25 Sep 2018
Thomas Paine Plaza, 1401 JFK Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19102


PHS "Farm for the City" installation, opening reception at Thomas Paine Plaza, June 2018. Photo courtesy of Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s (PHS) Farm for the City transforms center city Philadelphia’s Thomas Paine Plaza into a temporary, 2,000-square-foot “farm-as-art installation” to encourage public conversations about the role of urban agriculture in strengthening communities. All summer long, PHS will host a series of free community workshops on topics ranging from gardening and edible plants, to herb-making, Botanical identities, and more. See a list of workshops below.

  • June 19: How to Start a Garden
  • June 25, July 25, August 25, September 19: Dynamic Dirt
  • July 11, August 1: Family Tree
  • July 10-15: Playing Dirty
  • July 20: Taste of the Rainbow
  • July 20: Romancing the Plant
  • August 8: Black Men Trellising
  • August 9: The Power of Mint and Other Culinary and Medicinal Herbs
  • August 22: Cover Cropping, Intercropping and Season Extension
  • September 6: Scorch the Earth
  • September 25:, Future Food