The Neighborhood Center
902 Philadelphia Road, Easton, PA 18042
Phone: (610) 253-4253
The Neighborhood Center is also home to the Easton Urban Farm!
The mission of the Easton Urban Farm is to encourage residents to access healthy food through purchase, cultivation, and sharing. Our expected outcomes are:
To encourage and develop healthy communities by providing access to locally grown produce to residents of Easton neighborhoods, through volunteer and community efforts at the Easton Urban Farm and local community gardens.
To improve the quality of life through gardening education, workshops, and classes on cultivating and preparing locally grown produce.
To promote community involvement by providing volunteer opportunities and training at local gardens.
A ¼ acre community garden was established in the 1970s, hosting individual plots available to neighborhood residents. In 2010 and 2011 the garden was revitalized, largely by Lexy Rodriguez, a neighborhood resident and Pennsylvania Master Gardener.
Starting in 2012, Sophia Feller, Urban Agriculture Coordinator at the West Ward Neighborhood Partnership (WWNP), joined Lexy and with volunteers grew vegetables collectively, reinventing the community garden as the Easton Urban Farm (EUF). Primary recipients have been The Neighborhood Center (TNC) Food Bank and the Veggie Stand program that brings produce from the Urban Farm and other partner farms and gardens to a community garden site in the West Ward. The produce is distributed weekly to low income neighborhood residents on a suggested donation basis. Weekly summer garden classes are held with children from Spring Garden Children’s Center and the Boys and Girls Club of Easton.