On Thursday, August 27, several LoMo members attended a meeting at 632 Jackson St, an empty lot currently occupied by Playgrounds for Useful Knowledge. Topics discussed included trash strategies for the neighborhood, as well as planning for an educational (focused on trash) and fun-filled family event at Mifflin Square on Saturday, September 19, 4pm to 8pm. More meetings (called Trash Academy meetings) are in the works, and more information about the Mifflin Square Alliance Festival will be provided. If you want to be part of these trash strategy discussions and festival planning meetings, contact LoMo by email with the subject: Trash Academy.
Playgrounds for Useful Knowledge has turned the lot at 632 Jackson St into a temporary hub space to be used by the community – it will be there through November 2015. Check out their web site for more information. Playgrounds for Useful Knowledge is a project by Cohabitation Strategies with The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program’s Restored Spaces Initiative. Major support has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.