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


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


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 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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We have lots of great workshops scheduled for this summer!
Click below to view our Summer Workshop Series flier at full-size!

Come by the NKCDC Garden Center at 5:30pm next Tuesday for an Energy Conservation workshop! Learn how to save up to $500 per year by conserving energy in your home and get a free CFL lightbulb! RSVP to Zoe at

Community Garden Party
Thursday, June 3rd,  5pm

H.A. Brown Elementary

(1900 E. Sergeant)

Join students in the Philadelphia OIC Out-of-School-Time Program at Henry A Brown Elementary ( as they celebrate the revitalization of a vacant lot by holding a garden party where the students will showcase their work to the community. In addition to learning about gardening and the environment, the students have planted vegetables, flowers, and perennials, painted the wall, and created anti-litter signs and a garden banner.

The OIC Garden Party is the culmination of an on-going service-learning project through partnership with New Kensington CDC & Delaware Valley Earth Force (

Hope to see you there!