[caption id="attachment_4179" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Bouvier Community Garden. Photo courtesy of flickr user xram[/caption] From two overgrown, abandoned garden plots owned by the Neighborhood Gardens Association, the Newbold Neighbors Clean & Green committee has, over the past three-plus years, carved out an urban oasis known as the Bouvier Community Garden. The verdant grounds provide the neighborhood with a venue for environmental education; a link to a sustainable community food system; a space for quiet respite; a composting program through Bennett Compost—oh, and a home for one mischievous gnome. You can learn more about this major achievement of vacant lot beautification AND see a number of unique household and community gardens 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 http://southphillygardentour.eventbrite.com/ or at these locations:
- Urban Jungle, 1526 E. Passyunk Avenue
- Ultimo Coffee, 1900 South 15th St.
- Grindcore House, 1515 S. 4th St.