Old Tennis Court Farm Protection Project
Your community. your garden.
Please join us in this opportunity to protect and reactivate Germantown’s Old Tennis Court Farm community garden.
The goal of the Old Tennis Court Farm Protection Project is to acquire and preserve the property at 5407 Wissahickon Avenue and return it to productive community greenspace in perpetuity.
Make a tax-deductible donation toward the purchase of the Old Tennis Court Farm site through Germantown United CDC, the project's fiscal sponsor. Contributions can be made online or by mail with the downloadable donation form.
From 2009 to 2015, the Old Tennis Court Farm in the 5400 block of Wissahickon Avenue, adjacent to Cloverly Park, was a place for Germantown neighbors to work and learn together as they grew fresh organic fruits and vegetables for their own tables and those of family, friends, neighbors, and local food security programs.
The farm made a significant contribution to its surrounding community by bringing together gardeners of all ages, races, genders, and financial status to join in collaborative harmony for the good of all.
In addition to individual plots, the farm maintained eight community service plots specifically for donation to local food security programs, and several individual gardeners also contributed produce to the community. Over six years, thousands of pounds of fresh, organic fruit and vegetables were donated to programs such as Whosoever Gospel Mission, SHARE, and others.
Now the Germantown community has an extraordinary opportunity to protect and reactivate the Old Tennis Court Farm.
Toward the goal of raising the full purchase price for the land and additional funds to address site repairs and improvements, the Old Tennis Court Farm Protection Project is working with Natural Lands Trust to preserve the site so that it will truly belong to the community and with Neighborhood Gardens Trust to maintain it as a community garden - a place for growing and sharing nutritious organic fruit and vegetables.
Your tax-deductible contribution will support the purchase, rehabilitation, and preservation of the site.
The Old Tennis Court Farm Protection Project
The Old Tennis Court Farm Protection Project is a partnership of the Old Tennis Court Farm gardeners and the Friends of Cloverly Park, with Germantown United CDC serving as fiscal sponsor.
Old Tennis Court Farm photo credit: Rob Smith and Margaret Lea.