Share Food Program

Share Community Farming Days

 

Thanks so much for your help in the fight against food insecurity in Philadelphia! 

Nice Roots Farm and Orchard at Share Food Program is excited to announce Share Community Farming Days, a series of events taking place monthly from March – to November 2022

 

What's the opportunity?

Participants will learn about growing food in an urban environment, make an impact with hands-on help, and get to know others looking to do the same. No green thumb necessary!

 

The food grown on Nice Roots Farm and Orchard is donated to local organizations fighting hunger. Our Farming Days are being hosted in partnership with Philadelphia Orchard Project.

 

Many hands make light work! 

Farm and orchard activities will include:  

  • Planting 
  • Weeding 
  • Harvesting produce 
  • Watering 
  • Raking 
  • Mulching

Farming Tips and Preparation:

  • All ages are welcome; anyone under 16 should be accompanied by an adult
  • We recommend wearing closed-toed shoes as well as bringing a water bottle and protective mask. Bring garden gloves, if you have them.
  • Safety first! We highly encourage sun protection – much of the work area has full sun exposure most of the day! Recommended but not required: a hat, lightweight long sleeves and pants.
  • If you are prone to mosquito bites or allergic to insect stings, please take proper precautions before arriving

 

More about Nice Roots Farm

Nice Roots Farm is an urban agriculture project located in the West Allegheny neighborhood of Philadelphia. Through partnerships with the Philadelphia Orchard Project, the Philadelphia Horticultural Society, and Penn State Extension, the farm now features 20+ fruiting trees, two high tunnels for extended season growing and harvesting, and 20+ raised beds.

 

The quarter-acre farm grows fully organic, chemical-free vegetables and herbs, and donates the yield to the community, to Share-affiliated pantries and mutual aid networks. The main function of Nice Roots Farm is to serve as a demonstration and educational space for those interested in exploring the impacts of urban farming and gardening on hunger in local and regional contexts.

Location:

Outdoor activity on Share grounds 

 

 

Results

Community Farming Day featuring POP Spring Orchard Care Workshop Community Farm Days June 11, 2022 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET Share Food Warehouse, 2901 W Hunting Park Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19129 In addition to hands-on help on our farm and orchard, this Community Farming Day features a special workshop that focuses on spring orchard care with the Philadelphia Orchard Project. Learn about holistic and organic approaches to the management of orchard pests & diseases, including hands-on scouting and demonstration of techniques in the Share Orchard. Demonstrations will include compost tea and holistic orchard sprays, beneficial insect releases, fruit thinning, and bagging.

Community Farming Days Community Farm Days July 9, 2022 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET Share Food Warehouse, 2901 W Hunting Park Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19129 Participants will learn about growing food in an urban environment, make an impact with hands-on help, and get to know others looking to do the same. No green thumb necessary!

Community Farming Days Community Farm Days August 6, 2022 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET Share Food Warehouse, 2901 W Hunting Park Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19129 Participants will learn about growing food in an urban environment, make an impact with hands-on help, and get to know others looking to do the same. No green thumb necessary!

Community Farming Days Community Farm Days August 20, 2022 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET Share Food Warehouse, 2901 W Hunting Park Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19129 Participants will learn about growing food in an urban environment, make an impact with hands-on help, and get to know others looking to do the same. No green thumb necessary!

Community Farming Days Community Farm Days September 17, 2022 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET Share Food Warehouse, 2901 W Hunting Park Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19129 Participants will learn about growing food in an urban environment, make an impact with hands-on help, and get to know others looking to do the same. No green thumb necessary!

Community Farming Days Community Farm Days October 8, 2022 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET Share Food Warehouse, 2901 W Hunting Park Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19129 Participants will learn about growing food in an urban environment, make an impact with hands-on help, and get to know others looking to do the same. No green thumb necessary!

Community Farming Days Community Farm Days October 22, 2022 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET Share Food Warehouse, 2901 W Hunting Park Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19129 Participants will learn about growing food in an urban environment, make an impact with hands-on help, and get to know others looking to do the same. No green thumb necessary!

Community Farming Days Community Farm Days November 12, 2022 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET Share Food Warehouse, 2901 W Hunting Park Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19129 Participants will learn about growing food in an urban environment, make an impact with hands-on help, and get to know others looking to do the same. No green thumb necessary!