“Traveling across America to meet individuals protecting the places people love, and sharing their stories.”
Random header image... Refresh for more!

Neighborhood Gardens Association / A Philadelphia Land Trust


Earlier on my journey, I had a chance to meet with Downeast Lakes Land Trust, which is protecting very large properties.  But while I was in Philadelphia I had a chance to meet with Neighborhood Gardens Association / A Philadelphia Land Trust, which works to protect small plots of land (many of which are smaller than an acre) in the heart of the city.

Terry Mushovic, the Executive Director of Neighborhood Gardens,  talks about the complexities of acquiring land in the city, such as navigating the various government agencies for land transfer.  She discusses how the organization was founded and how they reach out to the community (including a Facebook page).  She also talks about the desire to grow the outreach and involvement of urban land trusts within the greater land trust community, and the value of urban land trusts which can not be measured in acres.

Stay tuned at the conclusion of the interview for contest details.

Listen in and then check out their website for more information.


Running Time 15:48

Notes: Intro and outgo music is from Tempest (de havilland vampire) by The Brothers Femme.

August 6, 2009   No Comments