May 2011

Event16 May 2011 02:42 pm

Every 3rd Monday of the month, the group Transition Philadelphia (the local arm of “a movement of people making their communities more resilient in the face of peak oil, climate change and plain old economic hard times”) hosts educational events that seek to inform about how to prepare our homes and neighborhoods for the end of cheap fossil fuels.

Tonight’s event (which takes place at the South Philadelphia Older Adults Center starting with a potluck at 6:30 and program at 7) is about permaculture or, as their website puts it:

…learning to modify natural, self-contained ecosystems to produce a yield for us to eat while at the same time continually enhancing soil fertility and biodiversity, and managing food forests of perennial plants, familiar and new

Go to Transition Philadelphia’s website for more info on the program (a short film with a guest speaker) and how to RSVP.

Town Watch13 May 2011 12:00 pm

Sat, May 14, 11am – 12pm
11th and Wharton (in front of the police station)

If you have any suggestions for the Patrol on any matters, please share. Given that we have moved to a weekend schedule, we are open to input on the timing of the patrol as well as Saturday vs. Sunday. Also, if you have any suggestions on a specific route, please feel free to share.

Contact: Rob Flint at or 614.425.6387 by 10:00am day of with suggested route or to let him know you will be there.

What to expect: Bring your observation skills, your sense of humor, and maybe a notepad and your camera (or your phone’s camera) if you’re really ambitious.

Event and Fundraising13 May 2011 06:59 am

On May 7, several volunteers from PSCA arrived at the doors of Urban Jungle ready to get to work. They had no idea what they were in for. A steady stream of customers came through the store from 10am to 2pm while Urban Jungle staff and volunteers from PSCA helped them pick out gifts for Mother’s Day, plants for their back yards and decks and other various accessories. By the time the crowds finally died down at 2pm, PSCA had raised $1650 which includes $1500 from the plants and $150 from the various PSCA branded items. We’d like to extend a very special thanks to the several volunteers who worked in shifts throughout the day and to Michele DiVeterano for coordinating the volunteers.

The PSCA annual spring plant sale has consistently been one of the organization’s most successful fund raisers over the past 6 years, and the PSCA continues to expand the day’s activities. All proceeds raised during the Plant Sale go to the PSCA general fund which supports priorities and activities determined by the PSCA, its members, and the active neighbors in the Passyunk Square neighborhood.

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