Meet Your Neighbors: Renee Pokorny and Lindsay Friedman of the Fumo Family Library Branch

Names: Renee Pokorny, Fumo Family Library Branch Supervisor (seated, left), and Lindsay Friedman, Children’s Librarian (right) Where are you originally from? R: I grew up in East Oak Lane.   L: I actually grew up on Long Island in New York. I moved to Philadelphia in 2003 after college. I’ve lived in a few different areas in … More Meet Your Neighbors: Renee Pokorny and Lindsay Friedman of the Fumo Family Library Branch

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?

Start Composting Today!

Whether you’re new to composting or a seasoned composting pro, LoMo’s new Community Composting Program is designed for you! Many of us with tiny backyards lack the space to have our own compost pile, but our new program makes it easy and convenient to start composting locally, turning those food scraps into something your plants will love. Composting – … More Start Composting Today!

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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Seeking Friends for Mifflin Square Park!

Our local parks are a great asset to our neighborhood, but in order for these public spaces to truly thrive they need our help. Some exciting developments have recently been underway at our local Mifflin Square Park, located between 5th & 6th Sts., Wolf & Ritner. Several local organizations, including LoMo, have been collaborating on a … More Seeking Friends for Mifflin Square Park!

Tired of tires?

Throughout the year, residents may bring up to 2 tires at a time to our local Streets Department Citizen Drop-Off Center at 3033 S. 63rd Street, near Passyunk Avenue, along with discarded computers, televisions, and appliances. Also, please note that the amount of trash bags put out on your curb on trash night should not exceed … More Tired of tires?