Philly’s urban gardeners are under siege from gentrification. Here’s what they’re doing about it.

Buy Photo MARGO REED/Staff file photo John Lindsay and James Seward stand with fresh produce from Wiota Street Community Garden, which was saved by the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority last year. A few years ago, Elmira Smith and her Kensington neighbors got tired of looking at the vacant lot on their block, an overgrown tangle of weeds and trash, and decided to take action. So, they did what good neighbors do. They pitched in, filled dozens of trashbags and held volunteer days to build beds and plant flowers on what it turned out were actually three adjacent, long-abandoned parcels. It […]

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