POD’s just been informed that if the good folks at Lower Moyamensing Civic Association can drum up another $2700 by Saturday (hitting $17,000) a kind, anonymous soul will pledge the remaining $9300. C’mon, give a few bucks!
“South Philadelphia High School has the potential to transform its concrete-dominated 5.5 acre urban campus into a beautiful and dynamic green environment, but we need your help! The development of a campus-wide Greening Master Plan and the employment of a Garden Coordinator are the first steps in enabling this historic institution to transform itself and establish a bold new precedent for public schools in Philadelphia. In the face of a crumbling public school system, you have the power to help us create innovative outdoor educational opportunities for South Philly High’s diverse student body and the greater community. Improvements will include an educational rooftop farm, outdoor classrooms and ground-level improvements like rain gardens and tree plantings aimed at empowering students and residents and fostering innovation. The community-driven project will demonstrate sustainable campus design strategies that address stormwater management, fresh food access, healthy eating and outdoor education. Thank you for your support!”
- It’s totally student designed
- It will feature native plants grown in Philly at Bartam’s Garden, America’s first botanic garden
- It will add some much needed natural beauty in a neighborhood otherwise lacking in green space