During the global pandemic of spring 2020, neighbors in our little corner of eastern Pennsylvania started thinking about ways to better our world and to make a difference. The thought of a community garden immediately came to mind. We realized that a cooperative garden was a way to connect with others, to grow our own food, to teach and to learn, and to give to others. During uncertain times, this sense of security and togetherness got us talking, and got us planning. We don’t know for sure what the future will hold, or when our lives will return to normal. But what we do know is that while we wait, there are things that we can do as a community to better our lives, for now and for the future. And so the Cooperative Gardens of Narberth were born. As ideas progressed, we realized just how many people recognized the powers of gardening, and what an impact it could have on our town. So here we are. Like everyone else, we’re unsure of what will happen in the next weeks and months. But what we do know is that there are still seeds, dirt, and water. There are still gardeners of all skill levels who are eager to grow. And there are still people who we can help. The world may have changed, but our sense of community hasn’t wavered. We’re starting these gardens with the knowledge that they’ll benefit all of us, not just now, but far into the future. We can’t wait to plant the seeds of change in Narberth. We hope you’ll join us.
The Cooperative Gardens of Narberth team