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Walnut Hill Community Farm

The Enterprise Center manages the Walnut Hill Community Farm and the Max Paul Park at 4610 Market Street, next to the 46th street El station. The space is open for the public to sit on the benches, eat a meal at our picnic tables, or just walk through and enjoy the park and farm.  Through this initiative, The Enterprise Center focuses on neighborhood beautification, resident engagement, and healthy food access in the Walnut Hill neighborhood and surrounding areas of West Philadelphia.

Stop by the farm stand at the Walnut Hill Community Farm each Thursday from 3-7 PM, June through October.  There will be seasonal fresh, organic produce from our farm as well as food products made by local entrepreneurs at our Center for Culinary Enterprises. Payments in cash, debit, credit, EBT, FMNP/SFMNP, WIC, and Philly Food Bucks are accepted. The Walnut Hill Community Farm also has 12 community garden beds where residents in the neighborhood can have plots and grow their own food.

Throughout the growing season, The Enterprise Center partners with The Walnut Hill Community Association and the Paul family to host events and programming on the park. The events are family-oriented, free, and open to the public!

Save the dates for the following events at the Max Paul Park:

  • Halloween Harvest Festival - October 26th from 3-5 PM
  • Turkey Giveaway (For pre-registered residents only) - November 20th from 2-4 PM
  • Holiday Extravaganza! - December 19th from 2:30-4:30 PM

CHOP Health and Wellness Garden

The Enterprise Center also partners with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to manage the Health and Wellness Garden at the Karabots Primary Care Center at 4865 Market Street. The garden at Karabots seeks to inspire patients and their families to engage in nature by providing an active green space for learning and cultivating the sustainability of a locally sourced garden. By partnering with the community, the garden celebrates and builds upon existing community connections and creates opportunities for experiential learning, while sharing nutritious food with the community in hopes of developing a continuing appreciation for healthy life choices.

Additionally, there are events and programming throughout the growing season. You are welcome to attend the following activities and programs at the CHOP Health and Wellness Garden:

  • Planting in the garden – May 9th, 4-5 PM
  • Cooking in the garden w/the Vetri Foundation – June 28th, 4-6 PM
  • Food as medicine – July 12th, 3-4 PM
  • Crafting and music in the garden – July 26th, 3-5 PM
  • Cooks and Books – August 1st, 5 PM
  • Summer Festival – August 19th, 11 AM - 4 PM
  • Movie Night – August 30th, 7:30-10 PM
  • Cooks and Books – September 12th, 5 PM
  • Food Preservation – September 20th, 3-5 PM
  • Cooks and Books – October 3rd, 5 PM
  • Fall Festival – October 18th, 3-5 PM

For more information, please contact Carly Freedman at cfreedman@theenterprisecenter.com or call 215-895-4057

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