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Poplar: Five Pieces of Philadelphia History

Poplar: Five Pieces of Philadelphia History

The original city plans laid out on a map by William Penn only included the area between the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers between Vine and South streets. People, however, settled outside of those areas, including what is now known as the Poplar neighborhood. “Certain neighborhoods were settled by individuals from certain parts of Europe or were […]

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Poplar: Community Learning Farm Fills Need, Establishes Roots

Poplar: Community Learning Farm Fills Need, Establishes Roots

Federation of Neighborhood Centers Philly seeks to create partnerships with organizations to provide workforce training, re-entry services, improved food access, youth development and urban farming. It accomplishes these goals through one of its initiatives, the FNC Community Learning Farms. The oldest of its three farms was founded in 2005 next to the East Poplar Playground […]

 

Northern Liberties: Getting the Community’s Hands Dirty

Northern Liberties: Getting the Community’s Hands Dirty

Terrariums hang from the ceiling and green plants are everywhere inside City Planter. The former warehouse on 4th Street neat Brown is now a gardener’s sanctuary, with shelves of green plants and colorful flowers spilling out to the sidewalk, bringing their store out into the community. The employees take great pride in the work they do for the store, their […]

 By Hannah Morrison and Justin D'Ancona

Fairmount: Local Residents and Businesses Support Neighborhood School

Fairmount: Local Residents and Businesses Support Neighborhood School

With the recent budget cuts in the School District of Philadelphia, many neighborhood schools have been forced to find other options to supplement their funding. Bache-Martin Elementary School, located at 22nd and Brown streets, has started its own fundraising efforts with help from parents and other local residents. The ‘Adopt a Tiger’ program was designed […]