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Urban Farming in North Philly

Sanctuary Farm is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and urban farm in north Philadelphia offering fresh, organically grown produce and programs aimed at improving the health of the community and its residents.

Sanctuary Farm seeks to address the health inequities resulting from systemic racial oppression and economic injustice by converting abandoned and neglected areas in our community into spaces that promote safety, hospitality, nutrition, and growth.

Fresh Produce

We are proud to provide organic vegetables grown right in the community for all to enjoy.  

The farm stand is open giving away FREE produce on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9AM-12PM at 22nd and Cecil B. Moore and Saturdays from 12PM-2PM at 24th and Berks.

Educational Programming

We strive to connect people with the natural world through educational programs for adults and children of all ages, hands-on activities, and immersive experiences.


We are creating a thriving space of connection within this local community.  At Sanctuary Farm, we are linked to each other through meaningful work, seasonal festivities, and social activities.

We have employment and volunteer opportunities available to help Sanctuary Farm continue to grow.

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Year One

  • Future site of Sanctuary Farm Phila – corner of 24th and West Berks

  • Breaking Ground – Mother’s Day, 2017

  • Building beds

  • First planting

  • The first vegetable harvested! 

  • Harvesting sweet potatoes with the neighborhood children

  • Ended the season with 1,028 pounds of produce harvested

  • Harvested 1,082 pounds of fresh produce



Year Two

  • Year 2 – Families and friends coming together to learn, discover, and play

  • Our second site at 22nd and Cecil B. Moore

  • Drexel Engineering students installing solar panels

  • Teaching gardening to children at the Project HOME and Honickman Learning Center summer camp

  • Our first “Veggie Script” Program

  • Ended the season with 1,887 pounds of produce harvested

  • Harvested 1,887 pounds of fresh produce

We work closely with other organizations to help us grow in the community.


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