Philly Greens: Hands off community gardens
Despite a 2012 adoption of a new Zoning Code that recognized the importance of community gardens and farms, the Philadelphia City Council is now considering a bill that would severely restrict them. The Green Party of Philadelphia opposes this effort to turn back the clock.
Glenn Davis of the Green Party's City Committee says, "There are over 40 thousand vacant lots in Philadelphia and implementation of this bill would only add to the blight that has taken over our city. We need more gardens with fresh, affordable and locally grown produce."