Enter the 2010 City Gardens Contest

Enter the 2010 PHS City Gardens Contest! Launched in 1975, the contest celebrates skillful and imaginative gardening and the beauty and diversity of Philadelphia.

This friendly competition features a variety of categories, from small, roof-top gardens to large community gardens that span city blocks. The contest now receives about 300 entries, and teams of volunteer judges visit each site during July and August.

The deadline is June 10. For more information, please call 215-988-8897, email , or visit

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Andrew Goodman, Community Engagement Director, New Kensington Community Development Corporation

Goodman is currently the Community Engagement Director at the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.

Previously, Goodman worked as a city planner and project manager for PennPraxis. His focus was on projects that combined community engagement and public space design, including the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, the Green2015 initiative for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Bartram’s Mile project in Southwest Philadelphia.  Goodman was an early contributor to PlanPhilly and helped shape the site in its first iteration.  As PlanPhilly grew, Goodman represented the publisher and provided professional planning input and project management support as the site expanded its beat coverage, went through multiple redesigns, conducted an internal strategic plan, and researched revenue generation opportunities.

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