The NTCDC Community Garden is a 1.5-acre open space located in the 4200/4300 blocks of Germantown Avenue to the rear of the NTCDC Community Center and Steel Elementary School. In 2007, the NTCDC partnered with the Philadelphia Orchard Project to initiate the garden, with fig, cherry and hazelnut trees, strawberry vines and raised vegetable beds. The NTCDC plans to restore and redesign this large open space, to maximize the potential for growing fruits, vegetables, and flowers. A greenhouse, sitting pavilion, dedicated water source, and farmer’s market are included in the plan. Fresh fruit and vegetables are in short supply in Nicetown and the surrounding neighborhoods, and in need as a nutritional resource. Entreprenuerial education and training for youth and seniors are encouraged, to provide the opportunity to establish a local farmers market. The goal is to establish this destination as a space for community engagement and sharing, nutrition and greening education, and food production.