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What's Happening in:  Lower Moyamensing 

New dog park proposed for Broad and Jackson

Chatter around South Philly High’s master greening plan is typically focused on the green roof, but did you know that a dog park is also on the agenda?

Now you do! At the corner of Broad and Jackson streets, the plan is to fence in the grassy area and make it an official dog park. This part of the master plan doesn’t depend on another phase being completed first — it’s its own mini phase. What does need to happen, though, is fundraising and support from dog owners.

Right about here.

Right about here.

Molly Devinney, of the Lower Moyamensing Civic Association, says that so far feedback from neighbors and community members has been positive, but all agree that the park has to be well-maintained because usage will be heavy.

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What's Happening in:  Lower Moyamensing 

Fundraising campaign launches for a greener South Philly High

A couple weeks ago we reported that South Philadelphia High School has big plans to break ground on Earth Day for their arboretum and now they’re ready to tackle the next phase of the greening process: the roof.

Today kicks off the fundraising campaign for the campus greening plan. A rooftop press event will be held this morning at the high school with school officials, representatives from the Lower Moyamensing Civic Association and landscape architects from Roofmeadow, the firm that is handling the rooftop garden plans.

The possible future, rendering by Lauren Mandel of Roofmeadows

The possible future, rendering by Lauren Mandel of Roofmeadows

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

The South Philly Co-op is in a pickle, kind of

The South Philly Food Co-op is getting a reputation for always having cool events, and they’re at it again. This Sunday, April 14  from 1 to 3 p.m. the co-op is hosting an afternoon of pickling and fermenting at the East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association and Town Watch Center, 1729 S. 11th St.

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Pickling is all the rage right now, and with George Sabatino and his pickles gone from Stateside, this class is the perfect timing for us to take matters into our own hands.

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What's Happening in:  Lower Moyamensing 

Breaking Ground for the South Philadelphia High School Arboretum

It’s hard to believe that it’s Spring, like, yesterday. Lucky for us, the South Philadelphia High School Arboretum is here to remind us that it won’t be gray and lifeless outside much longer as they gear up to officially break ground on Earth Day, April 22.

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Via facebook.com/sphs.gardens

A few weeks back we posted about the possibility of South Philly High’s new greenery being on the roof. Well, first, there will be some changes closer to the ground – specifically, the large open spaces currently around the school’s parking lot on Broad Street.  Continue Reading →

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What's Happening in:  Lower Moyamensing 

Green roofs could be in the future for South Philly High

Ever notice that when you’re going south in South Philly you hit a wall and wonder, “no more trees?” South Philly High has been trying to do their part with its garden space at Broad and Snyder, but now they’re trying to take it to the next level. The catch is is that you’re going to have to look up to find it.

The possible future, rendering by Lauren Mandel of Roofmeadows

Last week, the Dickinson Narrows Civic Association shared on Facebook, on behalf of the Lower Moyamensing Civic Association, that administrators from South Philly High and neighborhood representatives are going to work with Roofmeadow, a Philadelphia-based green roof firm, to transform the high school’s roof.

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