In public libraries, Black Girls with Green Thumbs @blackgirlswithgreenthumbs will host a series of community workshops centered on gardening, nutrition, and plant-based cooking. The adaptation of their typical programming for public library audiences in 98 and 97 neighborhoods in Philadelphia and Delaware Counties will be largely influenced by timing. Rather than starting the workshop series with the development of a garden, they will end the programs with the development of a Spring/Summer garden. While each public library garden will be unique because of access to space, patron demographics, and culture of the members, all of the library gardens will provide opportunities for participants to build social connections, become environmental stewards, self-reflect and be better equipped to make continuous healthy choices. At the close of workshops, participants and library staff should also know the fundamentals of garden care.

Project Details

Organization Name

Influencing Action Movement

Organization Type
Community-based organization
Project Lead

Felicia Harris

Start Date
November 1, 2019
End Date
April 30, 2020
Funding Amount
General Public
Library or Information Professional
Student, K-12
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Children (0-12 yrs.)
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Seniors (65+ yrs.)
Teens (13-18 yrs.)
Blacks/African Americans