The park has grown into a popular charitable eco campus and passive park that provides free programs to the greater Philadelphia community. The free produce program is supported by the garden and local donations. Since 2018 the park has given away more than 3,000lbs of fresh healthy produce. During Covid-19 the park stepped up its efforts to provide masks.
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The program is a popular weekly local entrepreneur market of natural products. Most products are manufactured from the harvest of the garden and include items like soap, candles, and natural healing herbs.
The park has several school partnerships that provide curriculum units for K-12 students and hosts school group visits to provide ecologically-based programs that include planting, harvesting, landscape design and construction, composting, pollinators, plant identification, and art. The park has provided lectures and tours about our work to local universities and college students.
Health And Wellness
The park provides free health and wellness community programs including therapy, yoga, fitness, and cooking classes as an apart of the monthly Self- Care Saturdays program. The North Philly Peace Park advocates locally for the community and will engage in a voting registration campaign this fall.
The park has adopted an Afro-futurist approach for the design of the pavilion that will merge and highlight continuities between ancient African architecture from countries of the western coast of the continent and modern African American architecture typologies. The building's green systems and structure complement and supports the programs that occur outside seamlessly.
“You can’t build the neighborhood by destroying the popular development in the neighborhood. The North Philly Peace Park is a start to envisioning a new neighborhood around here.” - Tommy Joshua, Founder, North Philly Peace Park