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Horticulture Zone

If you've ever been interested in learning about growing vegetables and flowers you are welcome in our third of an acre garden. Our Horticulture Zone also includes a hoop house, a composting area, and room for growing flowers. Our garden is 100% organic with no chemicals or pesticides being used.

Our Horticulture Zone Manager, Andy Nolan, tends to the Zone from 8:30am until 3:30pm Monday to Friday. Feel free to call him with any questions at 215 558 1580. All are welcome!

Upcoming Wednesday Horticultural Workshops

Workshops will be taking place from March through December (every other Wednesday at 10:00am)!             

The following is a list of upcoming workshops:

May 29th - Compost! Learn how to turn vegetable scraps and yard “waste” into fertilizer. Composting helps keep organic matter out the landfill.

June 12th - How to avoid using chemicals in your garden: learn about controlling insects organically, and also about row covers.

June 26th - Best cut flowers: learn which are the best cut flowers to grow and how to arrange them easily.

July 10th - Best shade perennial plants to grow: have a lot of shade? Learn which are the best plants to grow that come back each year and do not need a lot of light.

July 24th - Pollinators!  How to help bees and butterflies: learn why these insects are so important to growing vegetables. 1 out of every 3 bites of food that is eaten is because of pollinators.

Compost!

May 29th at 10AM

Learn how to turn vegetable scraps and yard “waste” into fertilizer. Composting helps keep organic matter out the landfill.

How to Avoid using Chemicals in your Garden

June 12th at 10AM

Learn about controlling insects organically, and also about row covers.

Best Cut Flowers

June 26th at 10AM

Learn which are the best cut flowers to grow and how to arrange them easily.

Best shade Perennial Plants to Grow: Have a lot of shade? 

July 10th at 10AM

Learn which are the best plants to grow that come back each year and do not need a lot of light.

Pollinators!

July 24th at 10AM

How to help bees and butterflies: learn why these insects are so important to growing vegetables. 1 out of every 3 bites of food that is eaten is because of pollinators.

Herbs

August 7th at 10AM

learn about growing herbs and how they are a good substitute for salt.

Garden Guidelines

In order for us to conduct a safe and functioning community garden, we ask that all members, volunteers, and guests take a moment to read through and adhere to our rules and guidelines for the Kroc Horticulture Zone. Thank you!

  • You must be a current Kroc Center member to participate.
  • Commit to volunteering to do an hour of work in the garden each week.
  • Upon arrival sign-in and sign-out before leaving.
  • Must wear enclosed shoes, clean clothing and clean gloves. Hand jewelry should be removed.
  • Those who are sick, have any symptoms of COVID-19, or have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19, are not permitted to come to the Horticultural Zone.
  • Must stay on the grass or wood chip areas unless instructed by Horticultural staff.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Before beginning a task, must be instructed or trained on how to perform task.
  • Before using tools and equipment, must be instructed or trained on how to safely and properly use each item.
  • Ensure all harvesting equipment and containers are clean before use. Equipment should not be shared with others.
  • May take produce home with them on a weekly basis (after volunteering hour), as available. Please note that produce distribution is determined by needs of Kroc Center programs.
  • Must abide by all Horticultural Zone policies and procedures.
(215) 558-1580
Horticulture Zone Coordinator: Andrew.Nolan@use.salvationarmy.org

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