Roxborough: Former Phillie Donates $95k to Philadelphia Agricultural School

Roxborough: Former Phillie Donates $95k to Philadelphia Agricultural School

W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences will renovate their greenhouses, thanks to a $95,000 donation from The Hamels Foundation, co-founded by former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels and his wife Heidi. Teacher Lisa Blum runs the greenhouses, which have been in need of repair for some time now. “It’s been a frustrating 14 years here […]

 

Queen Village: Community Gardeners Prepare for Winter

Queen Village: Community Gardeners Prepare for Winter

As the temperatures dropped, local gardeners came out in droves to clean up their community garden before hanging up their racks, hoses, pruners and shovels for the season. The Southwark Queen Village Community Garden hosted its fifth cleanup before the approaching winter season after months of growing plants, fruits, herbs and vegetables. Gardeners pruned dry leaves […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Morris Arboretum Bounces Back After Harsh Winter

Chestnut Hill: Morris Arboretum Bounces Back After Harsh Winter

After the past winter with its harsh weather conditions, the Morris Arboretum is still looking to bounce back without too much delay. “The biggest impact is the timing of flowering,” said Anthony Aiello, director of horticulture at the arboretum. “They usually are flowering around this time but we are seeing a delay, from a week […]

 By Donald M. DeCray III

North Philadelphia: 8th Annual Sugarcane Festival Motivates and Educates Community

North Philadelphia: 8th Annual Sugarcane Festival Motivates and Educates Community

Helping connect local residents to health and civic organizations is the purpose behind the annual Sugarcane Festival in North Philadelphia now in its eighth year. The idea for the festival came to Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha CEO and President Nilda Ruiz. She wanted to show the strong and growing Hispanic community to the National Council […]