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Grounded in Philly - Want Land for Gardens?

About Grounded in Philly

40373 lots with no known use 831 lots being used as community spaces


The Garden Justice Legal Initiative at the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia and 596 Acres in Brooklyn, NY came together in late 2012 to start developing Grounded in Philly and collaborate on making vacant space available to communities in Philadelphia.

Grounded in Philly:

Grounded in Philly facilitates the transitioning of vacant land into community-controlled green spaces, gardens and gathering places. Mapping data sourced from various public entities help identify vacant lots that are available for transition. Through this site you can connect and communicate with other residents regarding specific lots and find out how to secure and use prospective green spaces. You’ll also find a resource page with links to active individuals, groups, events and gardening information.

Sustainable Practices
Actual Lot Size: 40373 lots in Philly

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