Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events (2011)

Every Tuesday in May

Every Monday in June

Saturday, June 11

9:00am -Noon
1835 S. Hicks St.

Register at: maryjwb@gmail.com or 267-266-2811

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Garden receives $5,000 grant!

It's official: The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development has approved a $5,000 grant to the Neighborhood Gardens Association on our behalf! Former Senator Vincent Fumo's office was instrumental in helping us to obtain this grant and we are thankful for their support of community gardens such as ours.

This brings us closer to achieving our funding goals. We now need to raise about $11,000 more to completely pay off our real estate costs. If you have not already done so, please consider making a gift to NGA on our behalf. Every gift counts, big or small! You can donate through www.ngalandtrust.org or mail in your donation to the NGA office.

Looking forward to more gardening this spring! In the meantime, stay warm and enjoy the present season.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Fundraising news and Volunteer day

The weather was chilly on Saturday, but we still managed to raise about $250 for the Hicks Garden! Thank you to everyone who helped in some way, whether by helping out with the sale or supporting us with your purchases.

We still have some vegetable and herb plants left. We are going to try to sell these in the next week or so. If you or your friends/family/coworkers would like to purchase something, please let me know ASAP. A list of available plants is at the end of this post.

Other good news: Beneficial Savings Bank has agreed to make a charitable grant of $1000 towards our real estate debt! Our remaining fundraising total now stands at $16,230.

Lastly, this Saturday, May 17, from 12:00-3:00pm, will be our FINAL spring volunteer day. Come on out and help plant some seeds!

Jalapeno Pepper -- 3
Habanero Pepper -- 5
Dill -- 5
Tomato (early girl) -- 1
Tomato (cherry) -- 3
Parsley -- 3
Basil (italian) -- 4

Each pack contains 4-6 plants and costs $4.00. Please let me know if you or someone you know would like to buy some.

--Mary (marywb@temple.edu)

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Come on out to the ...

Hicks Street Garden's
2nd Annual Plant and Bake Sale

Saturday, May 10
Broad St & Snyder Ave (in front of Walgreen's)

Homemade baked goods, annual flowers, herb and vegetable plants for sale.

All proceeds benefit the Hicks Street Garden.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Volunteer Day 3-29-08

Our dedicated volunteers worked through the chilly weather on Saturday and produced absolutely beautiful results. You can view pictures of the garden and read a little about our day's work here.

Among the highlights:
*New trees and bushes
*A beautiful arbor with space for sitting
*Clean and weeded planting areas
*Rhubarb roots planted
*Joanne's homemade coconut eggs eaten!

Join us for our next volunteer day on Sunday, April 27, 12-3pm.

Can you help with our annual plant and bake sale? We need people to help on the day of the sale and to give donations of baked goods. Contact Mary at marywb@temple.edu interested.

We are also actively fundraising to cover the costs of our emergency land purchase last summer. Please consider making a gift to our garden. (See link on upper righthand side of blog.)

In the meantime, come to the garden and take a look... we are anticipating a colorful garden this season. It already looks great, and we're only getting started. Thanks to everyone for making the Hicks Street Garden so successful!


Monday, January 28, 2008

How you can help

Time to get ready for Spring!


Good news for our South Philadelphia neighborhood: The Hicks Street Garden is now officially part of the Neighborhood Gardens Association, a Philadelphia-based land trust. The land is now preserved for the purpose of community gardening! This is a win for the garden as well as for the whole community.

Now, the Hicks Street gardeners can work freely on the Garden. We still have a lot of work to do, though.


1. Volunteer your time in the garden. A great way to get some fresh air and meet new friends! Upcoming workdays will be announced.

2. Make a donation on our behalf. We still need to pay off the cost of the land where the garden is located. Follow the links on the right to donate to the Neighborhood Gardens Association. NGA is a non-profit organization, and your contributions are tax-deductible. (Important: Please designate your donation for "Hicks Street Garden.")

3. Spread the word. The more people know about us, the more support the garden will receive.

If you have any questions about our garden or our fundraising efforts, please feel free to contact Mary at marywb@temple.edu or 215-468-2396.

Thanks to everyone who is making this garden a success!

Mary Ward-Bucher