About GardenHub



What is the problem we are trying to solve?
Food waste is far too common. Unfortunately, community gardens also have this problem and a lot of good food rots on the vine. Community gardens have difficulty communicating their food availability to those who can put this food to good use: such as food banks, charities, and restaurants. Our goal is to solve this problem.



How is GardenHub going to solve these problems?

By creating GardenHub we are building technology to enable community gardens to engage and collaborate with their gardeners using a modern web app. Gardeners will be able to collaborate and act upon what's growing, ripening, and availabile for harvest in their gardens. Using this information, GardenHub will notify harvest gardeners, local charities, restaurants, and other stakeholders of the availability of this food. In doing so, we will reduce food waste and feed many in need.

In addition, through stretch project GardenHub's Gardener Initiative, workers in transition will receive farmer training to learn how to tend and nurture the community gardens, and then apply their knowledge to growing and harvesting their crops, putting that food to good use in local communities.



Our Team


Christopher J.
Founder
Lead Developer

Jennifer G.
Co-Founder
Community Garden Advocate


Formed around the simple idea that food should not go to waste, GardenHub is the solution to the problem of community garden food waste. Despite the best efforts of community gardeners, far too often some the delicious food produced in community gardens rots on the vine. We believe that through a free and easy-to-use app, we can save all this food by making it easy for community gardeners to mark the status of their crops, and share this information with harvest gardeners, who will harvest and distribute this food to local charities and restaurants.



Our Partners & Affiliates

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Code for Philly
A chapter of Code for America

We are a network of people making government work for the people, by the people, in the 21st century. How do we get there? Government services that are simple, effective, and easy to use, working at scale to build healthy, prosperous, and safe communities.

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Dept. of Parks & Recreation
City of Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation promotes the well being of the City, its citizens and visitors by offering beautiful natural landscapes and parks, historically significant resources, high quality recreation centers and athletic programs, along with enriching cultural and environmental programs.

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City Harvest Program by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society connects people with horticulture, and together we create beautiful, healthy and sustainable communities.

The PHS City Harvest program taps into the skills and energy of urban gardeners and entrepreneurial growers to make fresh, nutritious produce more widely available to neighbors in need.

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Northern Liberties Neighbors Association

Founded in 1978, the NLNA has been in operation for more than 30 years. Our mission is to provide services and programs beneficial to all Northern Liberties residents and businesses, encourage and promote the preservation and beautification of our public spaces and to plan and monitor the growth and development of our neighborhood to the benefit of the community.

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