Farm for the City: Special Events

5 Jul - 7 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. Throughout the summer of 2018, PHS hosts a number of family-friendly events and activities focused on the value of food and natural resources. See a list of programs below.

  • July 5, August 4, September 4: Game night with Plant-it Planet & the Food Trust
  • July 6: Pippin’s Peppers Paint Day
  • July 12-15: Digging Deep Week – How to Build a Compost Bin
  • July 26: Carnivals de Resistance: Magic and Imaginative Play, We (Too) Are Philly
  • September 7: First Friday: Botany of Desire