Once again the city of Philadelphia is not recycling Christmas trees left at the curb! Trees left at the curb will go into landfills, produce methane gas and contribute to global warming. Bummer, right?

Join us in making our community Clean and Green by participating in Treecycling! On Saturday, January 8th volunteers from EKNA, ORCA, and FNA will be joining NKCDC to chip as many trees as possible!

BEFORE – Drop off your trees anytime between December 26th and January 8th at Greensgrow Farms (2501 E. Cumberland Street) or the NKCDC Garden Center (Frankford & Berks).

DAY-OF – Feel free to bring your tree directly to the chipper on January 8th!

9am-12noon – behind Port Richmond Plaza (where Girard Avenue meets Richmond Street)

12noon – 3pm – across from Emerald Street Urban Farm (SW corner of Dauphin and Emerald)

ROUNDUP – Put your trees curbside before 9am the mornnig of January 8th, and volunteers will be by to grab it!

$5 suggested donation. Please remove all tinsel and decorations!!

Brought to you by Bartlett Tree Experts, FNA, ORCA, EKNA NKCDC, Sustainable 19125, and Greensgrow Farms.

More info please email sustainable19125@gmail.com.



Saturday, August 7th through Saturday, August 14th we are offering 30% off all flowering perennials!  Our current stock includes, but is not limited to: Hosta, Butterfly Bushes, Yucca, Canna stop in Monday through Saturday 9 am to 3pm to see all of our plants.

The Garden Center will close August 14th @ 3pm to prepare for our fall stock.  We will re-open on Friday, September 3rd for First Friday on Frankford Avenue, hours 5pm to 7pm.

Hello everyone! We are the NKCDC Garden Center WorkReady Summer of Service Program. We are 10 teenagers working to help the community be aware of how the environment affects them and how we are affecting the environment. We are going to create a mural and small garden to help prevent graffiti. By doing this, the community will be safer for families because it reduces the amount of drug dealers in the area. We aren’t just doing this for their community, but to inspire them to improve other communities. Stay tuned for more!

 Mark Tinkleman, certified chef from a prestigious Center City restaurant, was on-hand this past Saturday for a special Cooking with Herbs workshop! Thirteen neighbors joined us on a rainy day for some tasty recipe demonstrations.

Be sure to join us for on Tuesday, July 27th from 6-8pm for another herbal workshop. Learn the medicinal value of common herbs you can grow in your garden. RSVP to Zoe Lloyd at zlloyd@nkcdc.org.

Cooking with Herbs!
Saturday, July 10th at 12pm

Learn how to prepare a salad, entree, and dessert all using simple French techniques! RSVP by July 6th to Zoe at zlloyd@nkcdc.org.


Recyclebank Workshop
Saturday, July 17th at 12pm
Learn about the Recyclebank Rewards program and how you can become a Recyclebank Ambassador in your community! RSVP to Zoe at zlloyd@nkcdc.org by July 12th.

For more information about the NKCDC Garden Center’s upcoming workshops, please visit our Calendar page.

Neighbors came out this past Saturday, June 26th, to participate in free container gardening workshops! These workshops, which provided free soil, compost, and plants, were possible through the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the Sustainable 19125 Initative.


For more pictures please visit the Sustainable 19125 Flickr page!

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