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East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has been working for the betterment of their community for over 7 years. The new garden will help the community in many ways, first by providing a green space where community members can grow produce and flowers, to help feed their families. The garden will also provide a beautiful, natural, peaceful environment where members of the community can congregate, socialize and host events. Donations from the shared gardens will go directly to neighborhood members that cannot afford healthy foods on their own.
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On Sunday June 15, members from the Beautification Committee met to clean tree pits, prune and mulch trees that EPX planted five years ago.
The Tree Tenders group of East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association will be planting trees in the neighborhood on April 26th at 9:00 AM. If you would like to join us for the event and help beautify the neighborhood, you can meet us at the East Passyunk Gardens on the campus of Neumann Goretti High School at 9. We look forward to seeing you out there.
If you are interested in getting a tree in front of your property in the fall. Please click here. Fill out an application and email it to email@example.com or put it in the mailbox at 1731 S. 12th St.
Tree Tenders is a community based program where residents help plant and care for trees in our own communities. Become a PHS Tree Tender and join us in our efforts to beautify your neighborhood. The PHS Tree Tenders program offers hands-on tree care training for residents interested in greening their neighborhoods. Neighborhoods with more trees are safer, cooler in the summer and have healthier residents! The training covers tree biology, identification, planting, proper care, and working within your community. For more information click here. The next Tree Tenders classes will be on Wed. April 30th, May 7th and 14th from 5:45-9 at the Science Leadership Academy 55N. 22nd St. Phila. PA 19103.
Please join us for the 7th Annual Philly Clean-Up this Saturday April 5th. We will meet at the EPX Gardens at Neumann-Goretti High School at 9:00 AM. In 2013, more than 13,000 volunteers helped collect 1,014,540 pounds of trash and 23,341 pounds of recycling across the city, making it the biggest event to date! This year we will do our part and focus on 13th Street. Now is a great time for you to get involved and do your part as well to help make Philadelphia’s streets cleaner and safer. We will provide the tools, work gloves and light refreshments.
See you then!
The March 2014 Beautification Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday March 27th at 7PM. The meeting will take place at the EPX Office (Room 207 of Neumann-Goretti High School).
The January 2014 Beautification Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 30 at 7:30PM. The meeting will be held in Room 217 (Conference Room) of Neumann-Goretti High School.
We have a lot to do to prepare our garden for the Spring planting season and the Grand Opening. Please join us and help us outline the next few steps.
Rather than leaving your Christmas tree out with the trash to be landfilled, you can give it a second life by recycling it. Bring your undecorated trees to be turned into wood chips and mulch for local parks and gardens.
South Philly Tree-Cycling 2014