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Natural Awakenings Philadelphia

Party Down to Raise Funds for Food

The fifth annual Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) PHeaSt fundraiser, featuring the region’s greatest chefs, mixologists and local growers showcasing their garden-to-table creations, will take place from 7 to 10 pm., October 7, at the Navy Yard PHS warehouse. The PHS City Harvest program, which supports community gardening and provides healthy, locally grown food for families in need throughout the Philadelphia region, is the beneficiary. Guests can graze garden-fresh dishes, chat with the chefs and glean gardening tips from City Harvest growers

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of City Harvest, the goal is to build a new community garden. Donors will pull a plant “stake” from an interactive, model garden and choose their level of support toward the purchase of tools, soil, seeds and other materials.

Through the PHS network of urban gardeners in the Philadelphia region, the City Harvest program feeds hundreds of families in need each week during the growing season. The growers involved in PHeaSt participate in City Harvest and also make affordable, locally produced food available at farmers’ markets in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods.

Tickets are $150 to $300. Location: 5201 S.13th St., Philadelphia. For more information, visit

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