The Community’s Garden

The Old Tennis Court Farm is now the community’s garden.

On May 18, 2018, Natural Lands purchased the 0.65-acre parcel of land at 5407 Wissahickon Avenue, 19144 on behalf of the community.

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The site of the Old Tennis Court Farm community garden, the land was purchased in part through a grant of $225,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s Greenways, Trails and Recreation program and the funds that community members contributed to meet the purchase price and related costs.

In the coming months, Natural Lands will transfer the title to Neighborhood Gardens Trust, with which the Old Tennis Court Farm community garden has been affiliated since reopening in May 2017.

In other words, this neighborhood asset is here to stay.

Now and for the years to come, families and individuals in Germantown and East Falls will be able to grow fresh, organic vegetables and fruits for their own tables and those of their neighbors in need. Each year, up to eight 12' x 12' community plots will yield fresh, organic produce for local food security programs.

We thank Germantown Friends School for giving the community the opportunity to purchase the land. We thank the many people who have been so generous with their support in so many ways. We thank Germantown United CDC for serving as fiscal sponsor for the community fund-raising. And we thank especially Natural Lands and Neighborhood Gardens Trust for acting on the community’s behalf.