Groundbreaking Thursday for Community Farm and Food Resource Center at Bartram’s Garden

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422October 26, 2011


WHAT:          A groundbreaking ceremony for the Community Farm and Food Resource Center at Bartram’s Garden, a project designed to develop a healthier community by providing access to local, organic, affordable, nutritious and culturally relevant food, and a space where community members can maintain a relationship with the land.


When completed, the 3.5-acre farm and resource center will feature a crop field where students will raise annual vegetables for sale, a community garden with individual plots residents can tend themselves, an orchard of 50 fruit trees, a 1,000-foot long perennial berry patch and a new greenhouse to start organic seedlings. 

The event will feature youth-led farm tours, garlic planting and community garden sign-up, followed by a reception with locally sourced refreshments.       


4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27


At the site of the CFFRC, located in the southwest quadrant of Bartram’s Garden, 54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard


A partnership of the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative, a program of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at Penn, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Bartram’s Garden and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation


Those who wish to speak at the event or to confirm attendance, should call 518-304-3402 or email