Here’s a great opportunity to learn the basics of tree planting and care. Have you recently had a tree planted in front of your house? Do you want to help the LoMo Environment committee care for the trees within our neighborhood boundaries? This PHS-sponsored course is for you. The three-part series runs October 7, 14, and … More Tree Tender Classes Start Next Week!
Carol Urovsky (Environmental Committee) and Terry Jack and Will Shuey (Education Committee) made this happen in late August. This was a major logistical undertaking, involving coordination with school officials, the transportation of 40 bags of mulch on a hot summer day, and lots of volunteer labor. The 40 bags of mulch were spread around 18 … More Jenks School Tree Mulching and Wood Surrounds for Tree Pits
These two trees in front of Our Lady of Hope School have been adopted by Natalie Malawey-Ednie, a neighbor across the street, who noticed that they were showing signs of suffering from heat and neglect. Enlisting the aid and advice of others in LoMo’s growing volunteer group, this past weekend she and volunteer Eve Miller … More Volunteer to Help Keep LoMo Beautiful
Next Tuesday, stop by the Tree Street Garden (at 11th and Tree streets) any time between 6 and 8 PM and join your neighbors for a slice of pizza (from New York Bakery, who have also graciously provided the garden space). There will be discussions about gardening, tree care, water barrels, and neighborhood trash cleanups. Feel … More The Next Edition of the LoMo Green Thumb Social is Tuesday, June 9th
Stop by the Tree Street Garden (at 11th and Tree streets) any time between 6 and 8 PM this Tuesday, and join your neighbors for a slice of pizza (from New York Bakery, who have also graciously provided the garden). There will be discussions about gardening, tree care, water barrels, and neighborhood trash cleanups. Feel … More Come to the LoMo Green Thumb Social, May 12th
Have you recently had a tree planted in front of your house? Do you want to help the LoMo Environment committee care for the trees within our neighborhood boundaries? The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society offers a great training program on how to plant and care for trees in an urban environment. This series of 3 classes … More Sign Up Now to Become a Tree Tender
Spring weather is finally here and the LoMo Environment Committee is kicking things into high gear! Led by Darlene Olson, the team is working hard to get two of our local, public gardens into top shape – the Gas Station garden at 11th and Snyder and the Tree Street garden at 11th and Tree. They … More Join the LoMo Environment Committee
Learn what it takes to start a community garden. Open to groups, individuals, educators, and anyone interested in gardening with others. The course combines in-depth and hands-on gardening experience with topics such as basic horticulture, recruiting and keeping volunteers, assessing and finding resources in your neighborhood, planting and garden maintenance, finding a site, getting permission, … More PHS Garden Tenders Course
Name: Rachel Reilly Where are you originally from? I originally grew up in Rydal, which is right next to Jenkintown. Right after college I moved to Center City. I’ve lived in and around Philadelphia my whole life, except for one year in New York. How did you first become involved with LoMo and why did you … More Meet Your Neighbor: Rachel Reilly
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?