Beautification03 Mar 2014 07:51 pm

We know it’s been so cold that it seems like it will never come, but spring is almost here! It’s time to get those seeds started and get the garden ready for planting. We’re always looking for more help at Passyunk Gardens so if you’re interested in getting involved email us at

You can also follow us at and twitter (@passyunkgardens) to hear about upcoming events and workshops. We hope to do a seed starting workshop sometime in March so if you’re interested in that please get in touch!

- Sarah Anton and Andrew Emma, Beautification Committee Chairs

Beautification03 Mar 2014 07:50 pm

We’ll be planting just a few trees on April 26th and doing some pruning and mulching on some others. It’s always a fun day out in the neighborhood so be sure to mark your calendars and join us. More details to come in April. If you’re interested in getting a tree next fall you can download an application at or email us at

- Sarah Anton and Andrew Emma, Beautification Committee Chairs

Beautification03 Feb 2014 08:11 pm

Wednesday, February 26th 6-8pm, location TBA

Join us on February 26th to meet neighborhood garden enthusiasts and talk about potential projects for Passyunk Gardens in the 2014 season. We have a couple new Master Gardeners in our group and lots of ideas for plantings, workshops and events. Bring your gardening questions and/or expertise! Newcomers and new gardeners welcome!

Check in with our Facebook page at for more information.

-Sarah Anton, Beautification Committee Chair

Beautification and Trees06 Jan 2014 08:56 pm

We know it’s the early days of official winter, but we’re already thinking about the Spring and plans to care for the trees in our neighborhood. If you are already a Tree Tender, or are interested in getting involved in our Pruning Club, let us know at and we’ll keep you posted on our upcoming activities.

If you’d like to learn more about tree care over the winter, PHS is offering two ways to become a certified Tree Tender: an 8 week “Lunch and Learn” series Jan 8- Feburary 26 or two-part regular training on Saturday Jan 25 and Feb. 1. More information and registration details are available at PSCA is offering our residents a limited number of scholarships to cover the $25 fee. For more information email us at

-Sarah Anton and Andrew Emma, Beautification Co-Chairs

Beautification and Trees21 Nov 2013 04:58 pm

Tree Planting

November 23rd from 8:45am-1pm
Capitolo Playground (9th and Federal)

Come help us plant and mulch a few trees and install tree fences at Capitolo Playground. We’ll have some coffee and snacks to get you started then discounts at Slice and Zoey for lunch.

After the tree planting, we’ll be heading over to Jackson school to help with the launch event for their new rooftop garden! (see below) RSVP to, RSVP on Facebook or just meet us at the playground.

If you’re interested in having a tree planted in front of your house, we are now encouraging you to apply through the city at We’ll be focusing future tree events mostly on tree care rather than planting so stay tuned. If you had applied for a tree through PSCA and still haven’t heard word on the status, or have any questions about the tree request process, feel free to email us at

Jackson Green Day
Andrew Jackson School, 12th and Wharton

Come celebrate the opening of Jackson’s new rooftop garden!

¡Celebremos la inauguración del nuevo jardín en la azotea!

FREE Fall Festival for Families
• Philly’s best local food trucks
• Kids’ Activities- games, crafts, face painting
• Live music, including Jackson’s own rock band, HOME!
• Great raffles, vendors and more!

Festival de otoño gratuito para familias
• Los mejores camiones loncheros de Philly
• Actividades juveniles – juegos, artesanías, pintura de caras
• Música en vivo
• ¡Rifas, vendedores y más!

RSVP on Facebook or just stop by!

-Sarah Anton and Andrew Emma, Beautification Co-Chairs

Beautification03 Sep 2013 01:11 pm

Passyunk Gardens is bursting with plants and we’re always looking for help taking care of them. Stop by Sundays from 4-6 or Wednesdays from 9:30-11 and 4:30-7 throughout the fall to let us know you’re interested or just to come in grab some herbs!  You can also email Sarah Anton at

The Garden will also be part of this year’s South Philly Food Co-op Garden Tour on September 7 from 1-5. Our Garden will be open to the public, but to check out some of the other hidden and beloved green spaces throughout South Philly you’ll need a ticket and a guide that the Co-op was put together. For tickets and more information visit

-Sarah Anton and Andrew Emma, Beautification Co-Chairs

Beautification and Trees03 Sep 2013 01:10 pm

Our Fall Tree planting is just few months away but it’s already time to start thinking about the Spring 2014 planting.  If you are interested in having a tree planted in front of your house or are willing to canvas your block to encourage your neighbors to have a tree planted, we are eager to help you. The deadline for tree applications for Spring 2014 will be in early October, but we also accept them throughout the year for the next available planting. The city also offers a street tree program and a yard tree program through We’re happy to answer questions about this program.

There’s lots of activity in between tree plantings as well. We are always looking for volunteers to help with pruning, tree check-ups, and other tree maintenance projects. To get involved with any of these efforts, email Sarah and Andrew at

-Sarah Anton and Andrew Emma, Beautification Co-Chairs

Beautification03 Sep 2013 01:10 pm

The PSCA is working with the Philadelphia Water Department this year to ensure that stormwater management installations in our neighborhood – the planters and rain garden at Columbus Square Park, the planter outside the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center, the tree trench on 12th Street between Dickinson and Tasker, and the tree trench on 10th street between Wilder and Reed – are as beautiful as they are effective in keeping our water clean. We’re looking for volunteers to help us monitor these sites.
You’ll be hearing more about this program in the coming months but if you are interested in helping out, please email Sarah and Andrew at for more information. You can also read more about PWD’s innovative Green Cities, Clean Waters initiative at their website here.

-Sarah Anton and Andrew Emma, Beautification Co-Chairs

Beautification and Philadelphia09 Jul 2013 01:48 pm

The first community meeting about the mural proposal for 910 Dickinson will be tomorrow evening July, 9 at 6pm in the lot of the church next to 910 Dickinson or inside the church if its raining. If the weather is good, feel free to bring a folding chair and join Cathy Harris, Director of Community Murals, and the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program as they launch this project. If you aren’t able to come, rest assured there will be another meeting in about two weeks. They’ll have a date by Friday and we will pass along so everyone is given plenty of notice.

First Community Meeting

Wednesday, July 10th at 6:00 p.m.

Church lot next to 910 Dickinson Street


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