Mercy Emily Edible Park

Mercy Edible Park is located on 18 vacant lots on the 500 block of Mercy Street in South Philadelphia. The transformation has been quick, and since November of 2010, we have been able to clear ten of these, and establish the beginnings of a permaculture style garden based on perennial trees, herbs and bushes. We have a working rain rainwater system holding over 300 gallons of water, and a compost system (which is almost soil!). Upon clearing the site, we found well established grape vines and even asparagus planted by a neighbor many years ago!