• (1) Organize a community project on a vacant lot in your neighborhood. Grounded in Philly can help! Click the "Become an organizer" on the lot you are interested in and share your contact info and vision. Post a sign on the lot you are interested in to capture the interest and imagination of your neighbors. Talk to your neighbors and neighborhood organizations. Find out who owns the land on your lot page and...
  • (2) Learn more about the various ways communities can get access to land in Philadelphia.  See the "Pathways" to land access on each lot page, or see our complete list of pathways to land access here.
  • (3) Join Soil Generation, a coalition of community gardeners, farmers and open space advocates and allies! Find more information here and use this form to inquire about getting involved. 
  • (4) Let us know about your garden project. If your garden or farm is not on our map, please let us know! We would like to accurately represent the number and diversity of community projects making productive use of Philadelphia's formerly vacant land. Find the lot(s) on our map and click "Is this an active garden" or email kbaxter@pilcop.org
  • (5) Help us "Ground Truth"! Contact Kirtrina (kbaxter@pilcop.org) to find out how you can help by visiting the gardens (the purple dots on our map) in your neighborhood. We want to know if our data is correct AND we would love to talk to the gardeners and ask them to...  
  • (6) Take our survey! We plan to use information gathered in this survey to better understand the needs of gardens and farms and advocate for City policies that protect them. If you are a gardener or farmer in Philadelphia, please begin our survey here.