If you haven’t been to the PHS Pop Up Gardens this summer then you better get moving! PHS is bringing everyone together for their last shebang to celebrate the coming of Autumn. September 18-20 Harvest Fest will have you excited for the changing of leaves, cool, crisp air and warm spices.
PHS is on their fifth year of doing the Pop Up Gardens, this time with two locations. That’s double the opportunity to escape the harsh reality of city life and enter a luxurious, blooming Utopia. For the event, each garden has been individually designed with their own series of affairs to deliver Fall time fun for the whole family all weekend!
Sit in awe among displays of ravishing seasonal flowers while you learn about gardening or explore the Garden Giants Competition to find monstrous pieces of produce! The youngsters will have a blast pumpkin painting, veggie racing and boogying with WXPN’s kid-band “The Plants”. Adults can relax, sip on sweet cider or tasty brews, listen to smooth, live bands and enjoy great food with people they love all for the benefit of a better Philadelphia.
You’ll find a new zest for life when you get out and relish in something different! Who knows, after coming you may have even found a hobby! PHS Pop Up Garden’s not only a promote a healthy, active lifestyle for the city, but this event helps support a bigger cause.
Philadelphia has approximately 40,000 vacant lots and, each year, PHS rejuvenates forgotten space into flourishing greenery, rich with plants and recycled décor. All summer long contributions from the gardens support the City Harvest program, providing fresh produce from neighborhood-based urban gardens to 1,200 under-resourced families weekly. Come to Harvest Fest and learn to grow food, grow relationships and grow your community all while having an awesome time!
Photo by Rob Cardillo
If you want this to happen again next year, check out City Harvest’s fundraiser PHeaSt! Taste fresh, garden to table dishes from local chef’s, enjoy fine spirits and craft beer all while learning all about horticulture!