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Vegetable Gardening at Old First!

Vegetable Gardening at Old First!

Deb Rudman and Jim Brossy are community gardeners who have been participating in the City Harvest Program for almost a decade. This PHS program provides the supplies toward support of neighbors in need of food security. Most recently, they farmed a big plot in Northern Liberties that...

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Thank You Gardeners!

Thank You Gardeners!

It takes many hands to keep up with our gardens in the courtyard and the raised beds that are located on the east side & back of the church.  The last two Sundays and this week service camp have worked hard on beautifying our grounds.   A special prayer of thanksgiving to all those...

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The Gardening Hand-Off

The Gardening Hand-Off

In one of those serendipities, an intrepid gardener left her home in Chagrin Falls, Ohio and moved to Philly a couple of years ago, to be closer to her sons. Walking her dog, Murphy, she was attracted by the creche. She saw some handmade signs on the fence, about the meaning of...

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Gardens Getting Organized…

Gardens Getting Organized…

It seems like the front courtyard garden could not have come so far so fast! Just two growing seasons ago, it was all just a plan to renovate and add flower beds to make it a more welcoming space, sort of an urban oasis among all of Old City’s colonial brick. Val actually said...

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