Garden Tour Countdown: One Day To Go!

At the Whitman branch of the Philadelphia Free Library, you can find more than just books. Step outside and you'll find their community garden overflowing with marigolds, petunias, rose bushes, tomato plants, and herbs.

After the Garden Tour you can even go back on a Monday with other children and families and keep on planting new flowers, vegetables, and herbs, and learning about gardening.

You can get the whole scoop on the Whitman Library Garden by going on the Second Annual South Philly Food Co-op Garden Tour, on Sat., Sept. 8, 2012 (raindate Sun., Sept. 9, 2012) from 1-5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at or at these locations:

  • Urban Jungle, 1526 E. Passyunk Avenue

  • Ultimo Coffee, 1900 South 15th St.

  • Grindcore House, 1515 S. 4th St.

The Garden Tour will be a self-guided ticketed event, and will feature over 20 public and private gardens throughout South Philadelphia. Participating gardens will have their doors/gates open for the duration of the event, and will have someone available to greet visitors, show them around and answer questions. RSVP on Facebook here.

This is one of many fundraisers that will help us raise the funds for a site analysis of potential store locations. Help us make it a success – buy tickets for yourself, your friends and your family! And, if you haven’t yet joined, meet some of our member-owners and please consider joining now!