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Garden Tour Countdown: Pig in a Poke and a Park in a Pocket

Gardeners are ingenious people. After all, they take dirt, water and dried-up little seeds and turn them into crisp vegetables, juicy fruits and glorious flowers. Such ingenuity often extends beyond planting and maintenance. Just ask the Friends of Manton Street Park and Community Garden. When they needed some dirt, just like a certain famous pig, they got some help from a spider, with a donation of soil from the Arden Theatre Company’s production of Charlotte’s Web—after Wilbur no longer needed his pen. That’ll do, garden tour participants. That’ll do. See this and other neighborhood gardens 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!