May 5, 2018 Our sponsor Sharon Bank, Philadelphia Orchard Project and v
volunteers all made today possible. What an amazing day!!

Great news!!! We sincerely like to thanks Sharon Bank for their generous sponsorship that ensuring us the successful completion of our garden this year. We are looking forward to work with their community volunteer team in the garden this year! Stay tune for more to come! https://www.sharonbank.com/

Please Donate to keep garden project alive!

Nov 17, 2017 – Apr 17, 2018

UBC Garden of Eden Phase 1 was a success thanks to many amazing people.

Phase 2 is beginning and the Garden of Eden is in need of donations!

Please donate to keep the Garden project alive!


a year ago
My 3yo and I try to help out in the garden every Saturday. Meei Ling enjoys teaching and sharing her wealth of knowledge with both of us. Always a pleasure when we see Ms Loretta. She knows where all the ready to pick fruits and veggies are! My son has so much fun learning and exploring that he doesn’t realize he’s volunteering!
- Nicholas W


In partnership with Union Baptist Church, local artist/urban farmer Meei Ling Ng has been creating the UBC Garden of Eden with art installation that provide fresh vegetables, flowers and fruits to the church soup kitchen.

The project has begun connecting the residents of the neighborhood and building community. People curious about the goings stop in and soon become volunteers. They’ll get their hands dirty building the growing beds, learn about vegetable growing and quite often leave with some of the fresh harvest. The installation not only producing food but also beauty in the neighborhood. Often, people walk by were drawn by the church pews art installation and taking pictures.

The collaborations and programing already initiated point to the potential for this project. Vegetables grown in the highly productive beds have gone into meals prepared in the UBC kitchen for their free meal program (soup kitchen). Children with parents from the neighborhood have come to enjoy a Storytime in the garden put on by staff of a neighborhood library. While in the garden, the children also learned about growing vegetables, sampled some right out of the beds and helped harvest tomatoes and eggplant for the soup kitchen. Some of the activities and programming using the garden as a venue have been initiated including the garden community art program and fitness programs from the nearby YMCA.

For neighborhood residents who want to stay local while having a private event, the garden with its meadow and orchard, would be an attractive green venue.


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