Grow Local

Beijing, with much the same climate as Philly, grows all its vegetables within 60 miles.  Can we?

 


 

  • Aquaponics
  • Beekeepers
  • Compost & Manure
    • Compost Services
      • Pickup
        • The Compost Coop | bringing affordable community composting to Fishtown and Kensington | The.Compost.Coop@gmail.com | 215-427-0350 x125
        • Circle Compost | compost pickups in South Philly | circlecompost.com
        • Philly Compost | 215.703.7645 | phillycompost.com
      • Deliver
        • Keith Carroll Landscaping | Glenside PA | delivers to Phila | (215) 659-6021
        • Mushroom compost distributors | mushroomcompost.org/distributors.htm, recommended ones listed here
        • Hy-Tech Mushroom Compost | West Grove PA 19390 | 610.869.0202 | hy-techmushroomcompost.com
        • Joseph Silvestri & Son Mushrooms | aged stuff | 1168 Naamans Creek Road, Boothwyn, PA 19061 | Joe @ 610.358.0330
        • Laurel Valley Soils | aged stuff | delivery to Phila region in 20-25 cy quantities | Avondale PA 19311 | Jake @ 610.268.5555
        • Organic Mechanics | local peat free potting soil | 110 E Biddle St, West Chester PA 19380 | 610.692.7404 | organicmechanicsoil.com
      • Pickup & Deliver
    • Manure
      • Bopegan Farm | composted horse manure | Fort Washington, PA | donation requested – will load your pick up with appointment | bopeganfarm.com
      • Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club | W Fletcher St, Philadelphia PA 19132 | see NPR video This American Life: Horses in North Philly | 917.859.9982 | fletcherstreeturbanridingclub.com
      • The Monastery Stable | horse manure | 1000 Kitchens Ln, Mt Airy 19119 | 215.848.4088
      • Northwestern Stables | horse manure | 120 W Northwestern Ave, Chestnut Hill 19118 | 215.242.8892
  • Edible Garden Design & Installation
  • Edible Garden Sharing
  • Education, Advocacy & Support Groups
    • Bucks County Foodshed Alliance | farmers, educators, landowners, educators, environmentalists & consumers  join to support sustainable practices  | buckscountyfoodshedalliance.org
    • Buy Fresh Buy Local | campaign promoting farmers markets, farms, restaurants & caterers, retail stores, wineries & breweries in Southeast PA | buylocalpa.org/southeast
    • Campaign to Take Back Vacant Land | a program of Women’s Community Revitalization Project | takebackvacantland.org
    • Food Organizing Collective (FORC) | phillyforc.wordpress.com
    • Food Policy Council?
    • Garden Justice Legal Initiative | Amy Laura Cahn
    • Greener Partners | connecting communities through food, farms & education | greenerpartners.org
    • The Homegrown Institute | Springing Good Intentions into Action | thehomegrowninstitute.org
    • Neighborhood Garden Association | land trust holding title to many gardens on behalf of community | 215-988-8797 | ngalandtrust.org
    • New Growth Project | cultivating change, connecting community | repurposing vacant lots into urban farms, connecting growers into a viable food system and enhancing people’s connections to their health and their food source | newgrowthproject.org
    • Penn State Extension of Philadelphia County | 215.471.2200 | extension.psu.edu
    • Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) | Land Leasing program matches Farmers with Landowners | pasafarming.org
    • Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) | Offering great support for people interested in community gardening and greening around Philadelphia! Check out their TreeVitalize, Garden Tenders & Green City Teachers programs. Question about gardening? Try their Ask-A-Gardener Hotline @ 215.988.8777 | 215-988-8800 | pennhort.org
    • Philabundance | surplus food distribution | 215-339-0300
    • Philadelphia Backyard Chickens | on Facebook
    • Philadelphia Orchard Project (POP) | planting orchards through-out Philly | phillyorchards.org
    • Philadelphia Urban Farm Network | listserv by & for those in the local urban farming scene | groups.google.com/group/pufn
    • Plants on Deck | stories about a container garden on a S Philly roof deck | plantsondeck.com
    • Seeds of Discent | Nic Esposito | seedsofdiscent.com
    • Soil Kitchen | soilkitchen.org
    • Teens 4 Good Urban Farms | project of the Federaion of Neighborhood Centers | clearing vacant lots, replacing with farming plots and teaching about farms and running a business | Jamie McKnight | 215 989-3566 | federationnc.org
    • Urban Nutrition Initiative (UNI) | urbannutrition.org
    • Urban Tree Connection | works with community residents to transform overgrown, trash-filled vacant lots into gardens that can be enjoyed by everyone in the neighborhood | 5125 Woodbine Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131 | 215-877-7203 | urbantreeconnection.org
    • Willistown Conservation Trust | demonstration farm – education |  wctrust.org
  • Feed
    • Organic Unlimited | makers of quality organic feed ⬠specializing in dairy & poultry rations | 120 Liberty St, Atglen PA 19310 | 610.593.2995 | organicfeedmill.com
    • Serwell Farms | hay & straw for horses, large & small bales, cleaned and bagged shelled corn for feed & corn burning stoves, hay huts – delivery available | William Serwell, 917 Cherry Lane, Box 66, Pineville PA 18946 | 215-598-3768
  • Gardens, Community
  • Kitchen Garden @ Project HOME’s St Elizabeth’s Recovery House | 23rd & Berks, Philadelphia PA
  • LaMott Community Garden | Willow & Sycamore Ave in Cheltenham, PA | Diane Williams
  • Robinson Park Community Garden | Wyncote, PA | Rory Cohen or Nathan Kleinman
  • Friends of Manton Street Park & Community Garden | Mark Berman | 267.303.1814 | facebook.com/mantonstreetpark
  • Hay & Straw
  • Serwell Farms | hay & straw for horses, large & small bales, cleaned and bagged shelled corn for feed & corn burning stoves, hay huts – delivery available | William Serwell, 917 Cherry Lane, Box 66, Pineville PA 18946 | 215-598-3768
  • Incubators
  • The Culinary Center at the Enterprise Center Community Development Corporation  | 4548 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19139 | 215-895-4075 | Greg Heller | theenterprisecentercdc.org
  • Nurseries, in Phila
  • City Planter | 814 N 4th St, Phila PA 19123 | 215.627.6169 | cityplanter.com
  • Greensgrow Farms | Nationally recognized leader in urban farming; nursery, farmstand, CSA & more | 2501 E Cumberland St, Kensington 19125 | 215.427.2702 | greensgrow.org
  • Laurel Hill Gardens | 8125 Germantown Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Phila PA 19118 | 215.247.9490 | laurelhillgardens. ​com
  • Urban Jungle | 1526-30 E Passyunk Ave, South Phila PA | 215.952.0811 | urbanjunglephila.com
  • Weavers Way | 559 Carpenter Ln, Mt Airy, Phila PA 19119 | weaversway.coop
  • Nurseries in surrounding townships
  • Albrecht Nursery,650 Montgomery Avenue, Narberth PA 19072 | 610.664.4300
  • Colonial Gardens | 745 Schuylkill Rd, Phoenixville PA | 610.948.9755 | colonialgardenspa.com
  • Gentile’s Produce Market | Rt 252 & Mary Jane Lane, Newtown Square PA 19073 | 610.356.9755 | ​gentileproduce.​com
  • Paynes Lawn & Garden Supply, 25 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore PA 19003 | 610.649.2544
  • Primex Garden Center | 435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside PA 19038 | 215.887.7500 | primexgardencenter.com
  • Taddeos Greenhouses, 22 Saint Denis Lane, Havertown PA 19083 | 610-446-1863
  • Valley Forge Flowers | 503 W Lancaster Ave, Wayne PA 19087 | 610-687-5566 | ​valleyforgeflowers.​ com
  • Waterloo Gardens | 136 Lancaster Ave, Devon, PA | 610.293.0800 | ​waterloogardens.​com
  • Wolff’s Apple House | 81 S Pennell Road, Media PA 19063 | 610.566.1680 | www.​wolffsapplehouse.​com
  • Services
    • Rototilling
    • Sharpening (push mowers, knives, scissors)
      • adjacent to Primex, 435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside PA 19038
      • Paul in East Kensington | wefixit03 at yahoo.com | 215-279-1789
      • JB Eastern Sharpening  215-336-7668
      • Neils Sharpening Service | Neil Jacob | knives & scissors sharpened, also found at many farmers markets | 411 Church St, Ambler PA 19002 |neilssharpeningservice.com
    • Shredding
    • Soil Testing
      • University of Massachusetts Soil Testing Lab | recommended by area farmers | umass.edu/soiltest
    • Trucking
  • Tools & Supplies
    • Software
      • Local Food Systems | supply chain management | 267.603.FOOD | localfoodsys.com
    • Toolsharing
      • City of Philadelphia | Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services | Community Life Improvement Program (CLIP) | Tom Conway, Managing Director |  215-686-0000 | 1401 JFK Blvd, Room 930, Phila PA | phila.gov/qualityoflife
        • Community Partnership Program | loans out shovels, brooms, rakes, & gloves (& probably some other things). You have to notify them via a form on their website at least a week in advance and also pick up & drop tools off at 4000 N American Street Wednesday through Friday 9am-1pm with a valid ID with your address on it | Manny Ramos, Program Director | 215-685-9558 | phila.gov/qualityoflife/Community_Partnership.html
      • Green Heron Tools | providing high-quality agricultural and gardening tools & equipment designed to work with women’s bodies | greenherontools.com
      • Logan Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC) Tool Library | free for residents of area served by the Logan CDC | 4542 N 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140 | 267.335.3626
      • Rainbarrels by Trader Travis | 215.901.9185 | tradertravis.biz
      • West Philly Tool Library | tool lending library with nominal annual membership fee – for members to perform simple home maintenance, tend yards & gardens, build furniture, start projects, and learn new skills in a safe and affordable manner | westphillytools.org
  • Urban Farms 
    • Bartrams Garden | 54th St & Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia | 215.729.5281 | bartramsgarden.org
    • Emerald Street Urban Farm | Neighborhood run urban farm and garden, located in East Kensington, corner of Dauphin & Emerald. Come out to volunteer in the garden, or come to a pay-what-you-can farm stand for delicious local produce!  Also home to the first urban Earthship. | esuf.org & the_earthship_has_landed
    • Farm 51 | 51st & Chester Ave, West Philly | farm51.wordpress.com
    • Fox Chase Farm | 8500 Pine Road, Phila PA 19111 | 215-728-5008 | foxchasefarm.org
    • Germantown Kitchen Garden | E Penn St, Germantown 19144 | germantownkitchengarden.blogspot.com
    • Greensgrow Farms | Nationally recognized leader in urban farming; nursery, farmstand, CSA & more | 2501 E Cumberland St, Kensington 19125 | 215.427.2702 | greensgrow.org
    • Heritage Farm @ Methodist Home for Children | Sarah Garton, Farm Manager | 4300 Monument Road, Philadelphia, PA 19131 | 215.877.1926 ext 186
    • Kensington Farm | Kensington Neighborhood Advisory Committee (KNAC)
    • Marathon Farm |
    • Mill Creek Farm | 218 Buckingham Place, West Philly 19104 | 215-939-2386 | A collectively run urban education farm that utilizes vacant land to improve local access to nutritious foods and to promote sustainable resource use by growing and distributing produce and by demonstrating ecological methods of living. We host tours and fieldtrips and during the growing season have an onsite farmstand twice a week as well as sell to Mariposa Co-op at 47th and Baltimore Ave and Fair Food Farmstand at Reading Terminal Market. | millcreekurbanfarm.org
    • Pocket Farm | Southwest Philly | facebook pocket farm
    • Preston’s Paradise | also home to the West Philadelphia Fresh Food Hub | prestonsparadise.org
    • SHARE Food Program’s Demonstration Garden | sharefoodprogram.org
    • Summer in the City Honey |
    • Urban Apiaries |
    • Weavers Way Farm | Awbury Arboretum | Philadelphia PA 19144 | weaversway.coop
  • Urban Farms offering CSA shares
  • Woodchips
    • Bartletts Tree Service | John | 610.331.1552
    • McFarland Arborist | call to schedule a dump from the day’s job | 215.844.TREE