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Urban Greening

Berks Nature’s Berks Urban Greening Community Gardening Program transforms vacant lots into healthy green community spaces and gardens.

This provides opportunities for residents to grow their own vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Community gardens are attractive green spaces in urban areas for residents to enjoy. A community garden changes the aesthetics and the spirit of a community.

Any questions? Contact our Vice President for Land and Conservation, Andrew Fetterman, at or 610-372-4992 ext. 123.

Eisenbrown Street Garden

Key role in bringing members of this community together.

Buttonwood Street (Eunie’s Garden)

Occupied by the community in the 6th Ward.

Glenside Community Garden

34 plot garden for the residents of Glenside Homes. Nestled in the back corner, this garden provides a niche of green in a very developed area.

Kennedy Towers Community Garden

Many friendships started from residents working together in this community garden. Some plots are raised garden beds for wheelchair accessibility.

North 6th Street Garden

Located within the boundaries of the Centre Park Historic District.

Opportunity House Community Garden

Gathering site for local residents along with members of Opportunity House.

Reading Iron Community Garden

Provides residents a clean, safe place to commune and share gardening ideas and produce located next to the community playground.

Angelica Garden

This garden, located in Angelica Creek Park, is presently utilized as a learning garden for the Berks Nature Eco-Camp.

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