Sadie Glover Summer Camp in the Garden

August 4th, 2014

SWQV Garden Featured in “Milestones” Article (Sept 2013)

September 11th, 2013

Libby Goldstein, Garden Founder, Honored at 3rd Annual LibbyFest

June 23rd, 2013

Gardeners gathered in the garden on the summer solstice (June 21) to honor our founder Libby Goldstein (sitting at back table in the black sleeveless blouse) and to celebrate the solstice. The weather was perfect, and we all had a perfect time.

Making a Tax-Exempt Gift to SWQV Garden

April 10th, 2013

Consider making a tax-exempt gift to the garden. It’s easy!

Make check payable to Neighborhood Gardens Association (NGA). Make notation on check and in envelope that the gift is for Southwark Queen Village Community Garden.

Alert SWQV Garden treasurer or another officer that you have made a gift and the amount so we can ensure gifts sent to NGA are received.

Send check directly to NGA (see below) or give check to SWQV Garden treasurer to send to NGA:

Neighborhood Gardens Association (NGA)
100 North 20th Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia PA 19103

Questions, contact Chris Jefferson.

Thom’s Latest Rabbit Sighting

October 10th, 2012

the newest garden denizen


A visit to the garden this afternoon found me face to face across someone’s garden with the elusive mystery muncher. After the discussions at the meeting last night about whether our hip-hop is wild or domesticated, I decided to approach him and see how used to humans he was. My first step sent him scurrying into the undergrowth thus effecting his escape. I was able to catch a picture with my iphone. This was my second sighting, and I will continue to keep my eyes open.

The Garden Bar-B-Q

October 6th, 2012

the ticket takers…hard at work?

much discussion about nothing

the keepers on heaven and earth

bar-b-q…any questions?

serves you right

it’s called a party

On Sat. Sept 15, we held the annual garden Bar-B-Q. A great time was had by all. We enjoyed visitors from all over the city and from as far away as Florida and Israel

israel meets america

The food as usual was beyond magnificent, between the Bar-B-Q ed meats and the variety of side dishes and desserts, no one left hungry even if they were on a diet.

take all you can eat…but eat all that you take

The music provided by Scott and his crew kept everyone entertained. A big thanks to all who worked and planned and made it all happen!

the bells of monroe st.

our founder found her way back for the food

dessert…oh yea!!

officers meet

after the fire has gone out… it’s safe to stand near the pit

Rabbit Update

August 29th, 2012

Numerous rabbit sightings have been reported from all parts of the garden this week: Rochelle, Thom, Don S., Carolyn, Barb M. and, most recently, Pauline, who managed to capture our guest in the above photo.

Pro- and Anti-Rabbit coalitions are rapidly developing among our gardeners, so it might be time to ask if you or anyone you know would be interested in adopting. As all who have had the pleasure of seeing him/her will attest, our rabbit is young, charming, small (less than 1 ft. from the tip of his long ears to his little cotton tail), and may have been someone’s pet because he/she does not appear to be unduly startled by humans.

If you are interested, please email the garden.

Carolyn, who once had a pet rabbit, cautions that your home should be “rabbit ready” before you consider adoption. A rabbit’s front teeth grow continuously so they need to continuously chew — furniture, electrical wires, books, electronic equipment, musical instruments…however, the good news is that they can be easily trained to use a litter box.

UPDATE (8/29/2012): Linda Witt suggests we hold a naming contest for our rabbit. She starts it out by suggesting “Munchie” as her entry.

UPDATE (8/30/2012): Sharron Cohen, our honorary blogger on BugBlog and insect photographer extraordinaire, has not one but four entries: Hare Trigger, Hare Today, Hare E. Krishna, and Broccoli Rabe(it)…

UPDATE (8/31/2012): Barbara McKenzie is toying with Monsieur /Mademoiselle Lapin, but her friend Jeff, who watched a lot of Bugs Bunny cartoons in his youth, prefers Meister Hasenpfeffer.

Wild Rabbit Discovered Living in the Garden

August 25th, 2012

Sam Olshin surprised a little wild rabbit in the garden. Luckily, Sam had his camera.

Sam was definitely surprised. The rabbit did not appear to be.

Did You Know the Garden Hosts Sadie Glover Blossom Summer Camp Sessions for Neighborhood Kids?

August 19th, 2012

To see more photos of events, CLICK HERE.

Meet Emmie, a new friend of the garden…

August 9th, 2012

Emmie is a grad student at Penn in education and will be student-teaching at Meredith Elementary this fall. Emmie wanted to learn more about important assets in the community of her future students, so she contacted the garden and we arranged a visit.

Emmie had a great time and received lots of info for her project. By the end of her visit she had learned about City Harvest and both the Sadie Glover Blossom Summer Camp and the Seniors at Riverview Courtyard, and met Barry Perrin, the Social Services Director there. She met the people from Fleisher’s ColorWheels program who were giving an art program for local kids in the garden. She also met Jeff Hornstein from QVNA as well as other gardeners and Lisa Mosca from PHS. She learned about Essene’s involvement in the community — it was like a one-stop shopping experience only with research!