Urban garden established by TV show will find long-term care

    Rachael Ray came to town and set up a garden.

    But that’s only part of the story.

    When the Rachael Ray Show arrived in South Philly today, the crew had already set up a flourishing urban garden at Wharton and Passyunk. Complete with two murals, the garden will appear in the show as the backdrop for a one-day grilling contest.

    And after all that work to set it up, the show is leaving the garden behind, in the care of Camden City Garden Club.

    Wait, what?

    Yes, a Camden organization will tend the garden. That sparked some questions from our readers, which led to a productive dialogue in our comments section about who should be involved.

    That’s how we now know not only will the garden bring a little green to the intersection better known for hosting Pat’s and Geno’s, but the Passyunk Square Civic Association is already diving in to help.

    It pays to be curious.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal