“There are still plots available for the EPX Community Garden. We have extended the deadline to June 19th. PLEASE GET YOUR APPLICATIONS IN BY WEDNESDAY!!!! (or bring them to the meeting Wednesday night)”

The fence is built on the Ss. Neumann-Goretti campus thanks to help from the Philadelphia Horticultural Society!

Example plots in a community garden.

More information, member application and garden rules will be available to download here soon.

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) recently launched their new Philadelphia Neighborhoods campaign. This campaign encourages residents and visitors to explore fourteen neighborhoods which were chosen because of their amenities and proximity to Center City.

The East Passyunk neighborhood was selected as one of the spotlighted neighborhoods.

Check out the new logo GPTMC designed for us!:


and here is an excerpt from the website:

Philly’s original guard commingling with fresh new faces is a recurrent phenomenon in modern Philadelphia, and no neighborhood shows off the fruits of such open-minded growth better than East Passyunk.

For years, insiders have flocked to the South Philadelphia neighborhood for its restaurants, particularly its red-gravy Italian spots. The neighborhood surrounding the avenue—a diagonal interruption to Philadelphia’s grid layout—has enjoyed revitalizations in recent years, creating a sort of renaissance for the thoroughfare itself.

Visitors who stroll down Passyunk (pronounced ‘pashunk’ by those in the know) find eclectic boutiques, coffee shops, vintage clothing stores, gastropubs, excellent Mexican and sushi fare, as well as the amazing Italian eateries that first made this street famous—not to mention the two across-the-street cheesesteak rivals, Pat’s King of Steaks and Geno’s Steaks.

The neighborhood is now garnering national praise for its fantastic restaurants, with Food & Wine magazine recently naming East Passyunk Avenue one of the 10 Best Foodie Streets In America.

(Note: ALL five eateries and shops mentioned in the Food & Wine article are in the EPX boundaries!!!)

See the full page here.


Do you participate in Recycling Rewards? If you have City trash service and haven’t signed up yet, go to www.PhillyRecyclingPays.com and start earning rewards every time you recycle!

If you already participate, check out the 11 Philadelphia Schools selected by Recyclebank to raise money for an environmental project through points donations through their Green Schools Program. The program awards schools grant money for student projects that will make a positive environmental impact on their communities. Schools earn money based on point donations made to their project. The Green Schools Program partner, Domtar Corporation will donate an additional $500 to every school that raises at least 50% of their goal.

To encourage Philadelphians to donate their points, Philadelphia Streets Department Commissioner Tolson has provided an incentive so that anyone who donates at least 2,000 points can reserve a 32 gallon recycling bin!

South Philadelphia High School
Donate points here: https://www.recyclebank.com/contest/index/school/id/62/

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Land Beautification and Cultivation
Budget: $2500
South Philadelphia High School is an urban neighborhood public school in the School District of Philadelphia. Currently, 917 students, grades 9‐12.
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