April 2016

Uncategorized03 Apr 2016 07:05 pm

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Uncategorized03 Apr 2016 07:03 pm

Have you made efforts to spruce up your home’s facade? Do you have an awesome window box? Stellar potted plants or trees? A great door? Cool mailbox? Enviable outdoor light fixture? Whatever it is that makes your ‘stoop’ great, we want to see it, celebrate it, and share it with the neighborhood!

The PSCA Beautification Committee would like to celebrate the contributions that our neighbors (you!) make to enhance curb appeal and make Passyunk Square more attractive. Each month, we’ll select a “Stoop of the Month” winner to feature in the newsletter. Winning stoops will be adorned with a special sign to let passersby know that they are looking at the Stoop of the Month Winners will also receive a $10 gift card to Urban Jungle so they can keep up the good work!

Nominate your own stoop, or a neighbor’s.

To apply, please send the following to stoopofthemonth@passyunk.org by Friday, April 22:

  • 1-2 digital color photos
  • Property address
  • Brief 1-2 sentence description of what makes this stoop special
  • Your name (the nominator)
  • Property owner’s name (if different from nominator)

Our first winner will be announced in the May edition of the PSCA newsletter.

Nominations for May are due by Friday, April 22, at midnight.

Uncategorized03 Apr 2016 07:00 pm

Spring is here! And we’re ready at E. Passyunk Avenue and Wharton Street. Save the date for our opening on Sunday, May 1, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Details on will be posted on the Passyunk Garden Facebook page – so follow us there (www.facebook.com/passyunkgardens.) After May 1st we’ll be open every Sunday 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, so be sure to stop by to see what’s growing.

We’ve already got quite a few plants in the ground: peas, fava beans, potatoes, carrots, spinach, beets, radishes and more. We’ll be getting ready throughout April and we’re always looking for help. The garden is and all volunteer collective demonstration garden operated in partnership with PHS’s City Harvest program and the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners program. All food we grow is donated to local partners. We’re always looking for help! To join our group or learn more, stop by the garden any Sunday from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm or email us at beautification@passyunk.org.

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