Hayward Ford

President, Aspen Farms Community Garden (1980s-2009)

The grant from the JN Pew Trust, which funded the West Philadelphia Landscape Plan and Greening Project from 1987-1991, provided the foundation on which all succeeding work is based. It enabled the initial partnership with Aspen Farms, supported the design and construction of community gardens and other landscape improvements, and enabled the construction of a ground-breaking digital database, including a comprehensive study of urban vacant land and the Mill Creek watershed.


A Framework for Action
This Garden Is a Town
Vacant Land
Shaping the Block
Models of Success
The Digital Database
Aspen Farms
Westminister Community Garden