Follow-up Fundraiser Launched For Pleasant Playground Garden

For over two years, a dedicated group of neighbors in East Mt. Airy have been working to build a new community garden at Pleasant Playground. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and a few other setbacks, the first phase of the garden was completed last summer in time for new gardeners to plant a fall crop.

Now that spring is here, the Pleasant Playground Garden Committee is continuing its garden buildout. Upcoming projects include installing fencing, picnic tables, an outdoor bulletin board for announcements, a permanent water hookup and a three-bin composting system. The committee is also planning to plant shade trees in the space. To complete the work, they’ve launched a new fundraiser that includes a $6,500 matching grant from Bob Elfant, founding partner of Elfant Wissahickon Realtors, and his wife, Nancy.

To contribute, go to To learn more about the garden and/or get involved, email