Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Log Number: APP-246079-OLS-20
The Pennsylvania Horticulture Society McLean Library will support the documentation, preservation, and dissemination of Philadelphia's community gardens histories to curtail the loss of an important part of city history. As neighborhoods shift and stewardship of gardens change, histories and stories that reflect the historical and social significance of the gardens are fading. The McLean Library has been engaged with community gardeners for nearly four decades. Building on this long-standing relationship, in collaboration with community gardeners, the library will develop a series of digital preservation and archiving workshops to support local gardeners in the preservation of garden histories, artifacts, and related narratives. Content created by local gardeners will be shared via the Smithsonian Gardens Community of Gardens digital archive.