5th Street: South Kensington Community Partners Greening Project

5th Street: South Kensington Community Partners Greening Project

South Kensington has experienced a high influx of new homeowners, renters and sustainable construction. The new people live amongst the longtime residents. The pattern of gentrification has increased the need for community smoothing through outreach and activism. La Finquita (The Little Farm), an urban community garden space located at 438 W. Master Street, is an […]

 By Sara Khan and Diana Cooper

Plan Philly: Alternative Currency Aids South Kensington Development

Plan Philly: Alternative Currency Aids South Kensington Development

Cleaning up in South Kensington can have some tasty results—including discounted grilled cheese sandwiches or parlor pizza—as a new alternative community currency strives to reward residents giving back to their neighborhood. “Equal Dollars are not a payment for labor,” said Sara Reed, community outreach and marketing coordinator for Equal Dollars Community Currency. “We give them […]

 By Josh Willgruber

Kensington: Neighbors Work on Benson Park Improvement Plans

Kensington: Neighbors Work on Benson Park Improvement Plans

Benson Park, located on the 1400 block of North Lawrence Street, provided the location for a monthly South Kensington Community Partners meeting where area neighborhoods participated in discussions about plans for improvements at the pocket park scheduled for the spring of 2013. This park was originally installed as an open public area for adults to […]