Fertilizing Eastwick

“This is what they call organic. Horse shit. I like it like that. It’s gotta be dark, it’s broke down, it won’t smell as bad, it makes the ground soft. That’s the best shit you can get. This stuff here grow a pretty garden.” Mr. Stewart                   […]

Read More » | April 19, 2015 | Category: Eastwick Community Garden, General News

Gardener Theotis

” It’s part of me, it’s been part of me for 69 years and I can’t get away.” Name: Theotis Alson Birthplace: Niesmith, South Carolina Years gardening: 79 years Years gardening at Eastwick: 10 years Produce growing: zucchini, yellow squash, watermelon, string beans, jalapeno peppers, celery, kale, cabbage, broccoli, tomatoes, blackberries, raspberries, goose berries, and […]

Read More » | August 2, 2012 | Category: Eastwick Community Garden, Garden

Gardener Geraldine

“It’s not as easy as you think it is. Nothing is. But, don’t give up.”   Name: Geraldine C. Petitjohn Years Gardening: 25 Produce Growing: Peaches, collards So recently my team and I met with an elder gardener that goes by the name of Geraldine C. Petitjohn who is 85 years old. When we finally […]

Read More » | July 31, 2012 | Category: Eastwick Community Garden, Garden

Gardener Doc and Gardener Charles

“Gardening is in my blood and, in this life, this a survival; you’ll never know when you need it.” Names: Gardeners Charles and Doc Birthplace: Charles- Macan, Georgia, Doc- Philadelphia, PA Years gardening: Charles- About 40, Doc- 7 Years at Eastwick: 3 in their shared garden plot Produce growing: Cucumbers, string beans, okra, eggplant, tomatoes, […]


Gardener Edith

“I might as well like it because I have to do it.”     Name: Edith Watts Birth Place: Germany Years at the Eastwick: 40+ years Produce grown: Green Peppers, String Beans, Okras, Berry Brushes, Beets, Cucumbers,& Tomatos   A long journey from Germany lead Edith Watts to Eastwick Community Garden. She is one of […]


Gardener Terri

“I love to kick off my shoes and get in that dirt!”   Name: Terri Barna Birthplace: West Philadelphia Years Gardening: 42 years Years Gardening at Eastwick: 3 years Produce grown: Cherry Tomatoes, Grape Tomatoes, Plum Tomatoes, Early Girl Tomatoes, Big Boy Tomatoes, Beef Steak Tomatoes, ¬†Watermelon, Basil Today, we Rebel Gardeners spent the day […]

Read More » | July 30, 2012 | Category: Eastwick Community Garden, Garden

Gardener Man

“Gardening should be about love.” Name: Man Lee Gardening at Eastwick: 2 months Produce Growing: Basil, Pepper, & Eggplant Amongst Eastwick’s diverse crowd, Man Lee has a story that lies beyond his garden. Mr. Lee is new gardener, he’s been at Eastwick for 2 months. Even though he hasn’t been gardening for very long, his […]


Gardener Stewart

Name: Mr. Stewart Birthplace: North Carolina Years gardening: 69 years (started when he was born!) Produce¬† grown: Okra, string beans, lima beans, bush beans, peppers, sweet potatoes,¬† corn, cabbages, peas, tomatoes, and sunflowers. Mr. Stewart learned how to grow food from his father on a farm in North Carolina. He helped during the growing seasons, […]

Read More » | July 17, 2012 | Category: Eastwick Community Garden, Garden

Gardener John

“Everything you see in cans, in the supermarket, someone raised it.”     Name: John Young Born: Bethlehem, PA Years Gardening: 35 – 40 Years Gardening at Eastwick: 15 Produce Grown: Lima Beans, Corn, Tomato, String beans, Okra, Cabbage, & Cucumber   John Young is 86 years-old and he was born in Bethlehem , PA. […]

Read More » | July 11, 2012 | Category: Eastwick Community Garden, Garden

Gardener Don

“Gardening is not something you can walk away from; don’t give up.”   Name: Don Williams Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA Years gardening: 69 Produce Grown: Beets, lettuce, corn, chard, turnips, onion, okra, collard greens and cabbage. Mr. Don Williams has lived in Philadelphia his whole life. He has been living in Philadelphia since he was two […]




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