East Passyunk Crossing Gardens is a mixed use community garden located right in our civic boundaries – located on the campus of Neumann-Goretti High School. Community gardens offer a great deal to the well being of a community. They improve the quality of life of its citizens by providing a catalyst for community development, beautifying the neighborhood by preserving green space, stimulating social interaction across cultures and age, and creating opportunities for recreation, exercise, therapy and education. They allow families and individuals without land of their own the opportunity to produce food. Most importantly, community gardens provide access to traditional produce or nutritionally rich foods that may otherwise be unavailable to low-income families and individuals.
Members of East Passyunk Crossing Gardens can manage their own individual plots and also contribute to a community portion of the garden which will be open to all members of the EPX community on gardening days throughout the year. Produce grown from the community garden will be donated to under-served families within our boundaries through charitable groups. As we continue to grow, we hope to expand our projects to include local schoolchildren, to create a social space for community gatherings and to have several educational programs throughout the year. We think that our garden makes our neighborhood a better place to live. Join us!
We are proud to be partners with SEAMAAC, Inc. In the spirit of the garden’s mission we will have an ongoing partnership to donate produce to refugees in need of food in our community. In addition we offer garden related programming to help strengthen the bonds of our community and create awareness and relationships with our neighbors of all cultures.