Rain Barrel Workshops

The Philadelphia Water Department and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) are providing rain barrels to residents of Philadelphia’s watersheds free of charge, in order to reduce stormwater flows to our sewer system and creeks.  This storage of rain water serves dual purposes. First, the water can be used for purposes such as gardening, washing down patio furniture, … More Rain Barrel Workshops

Got Shade?

This recent heat wave in Philly was one for the record books! During such extreme temperatures, shade is a precious commodity in the city. Trees play a vital role in providing some much needed relief from the intense rays of the summer sun, plus they also can help improve air quality. Who doesn’t love fresh … More Got Shade?

Become a Tree Tender!

Over the past four years, LoMo has planted over 250 trees in our neighborhood! We never could have done it without the help of LoMo’s Tree Tenders, a group of residents who each have received hands-on training through the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. LoMo’s Tree Tenders are our neighborhood’s tree ambassadors – they encourage more residents to plant trees and care for them properly, and also lead volunteers during our spring and fall plantings. Want to join the ranks of LoMo’s Tree Tenders and help make this our greenest year yet? Sign up for a PHS Tree Tenders course this year!
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