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 2021 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show tickets are now available! 

   Philadelphia Flower Show will take place June 5-13 2021 and will be outdoors for the first time ever! The Show's theme is "Habitat: Nature's Masterpiece". Buy your tickets at: showclix.com/event/philadelphia-flower-show-2021

LOVE THE EARTH 2021: 
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  IN TIMES OF COVID-19, HOW ARE WE GARDENING IN   

  COMMUNITIES SAFELY?  

***RECOMMENDED RESOURCE GUIDES:

 

1. Continue growing food! Now more than ever we should be practicing local self-reliance and grow food for ourselves and the community.

2. Exercise an abundance of caution in the garden and follow these guidelines recommended by the CDC:

  • Wear gloves and disinfect high-touch spots

  • Maintain social distance of six feet or more from others.

  • Be mindful of frequently touched spots like gates, locks, water spigots, tools.

  • Plan a day to disinfect! Use diluted household bleach solutions, alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol or other EPA-approved products. Viruses can be relatively long-lasting in the environment, and have the potential to be transferred via food or food contact surface.

  • Have hand sanitizer and soap readily available in the garden. Create a sanitizing station in the garden. If hand sanitizer isn’t readily available, consider making your own.

3. Limit sharing. Consider bringing your own tools for the time being as well as posting signs in the garden for people to a) wear gloves and b) always sanitize equipment after use.

4. This is the only time you'll hear us saying this, but restrict large gatherings at the garden. There is no reason people should be holding a party or barbecue at this time even if the weather feels right.

5. Consider reducing risks for at-risk gardeners such as old gardeners, immune compromised etc.

6. Stagger participation. This is more difficult but if possible consider how to stagger the involvement of folks in the garden to ensure managing social distancing. Consider no more than 4 or 5 people in a confined area.

Here are very helpful links with recommendations regarding the handling, selling, and distribution of produce: