East Oak Lane: Organization Makes Use Of Green — and It Isn’t Talking Money

East Oak Lane: Organization Makes Use Of Green — and It Isn’t Talking Money

East Oak Lane, William Penn’s first neighborhood, is often called a “Green Country Town” and if you’ve taken a trip to this area, you would understand why. Most of the neighborhood’s streets are lined with beautiful, large trees, some of which have been there for decades, others purposely planted by a group of people who call this […]

 

Old City: Gallery Highlights Unique Art of Wood Turning

Old City: Gallery Highlights Unique Art of Wood Turning

As a lathe rotates the wood, an artist applies a carving tool to shape his or her masterpiece, careful not to make a mistake and have to change the piece or start over again. This subtractive art is known as wood turning. “We’re the only organization in the world that focuses on wood turning through exhibitions, symposiums […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Five Places to Escape Philadelphia Without Leaving the City

Chestnut Hill: Five Places to Escape Philadelphia Without Leaving the City

The concrete jungle of Philadelphia can sometimes drive citygoers mad. Regardless of your love or hate for city life, sometimes you just need an escape. Whether it be to a park to collect your thoughts or just a trip to a bookstore for some much needed “me” time, Chestnut Hill offers places for residents to […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Spring Clean Up for Wissahickon Valley Park

Chestnut Hill: Spring Clean Up for Wissahickon Valley Park

Winter 2013 to 2014 was one of Philadelphia’s roughest. Record breaking snow was the cause of many natural disasters including potholes, home damage and fallen trees. The Wissahickon Valley Park was especially affected with over 100 down trees and multiple broken paths. Now the Friends of the Wissahickon are beginning to clean up, but environmentalist […]

 

Center City: Going Green with TreePhilly

Center City: Going Green with TreePhilly

It’s not always easy being green, but TreePhilly works to bring this color back into “The City of Arborly Love.” This organization is part of the Greenworks Philadelphia plan. TreePhilly and its events are partnered with the Fairmount Park Conservancy and are sponsored by Wells Fargo. With the main goal of increasing Philadelphia’s tree canopy […]

 

Southwest Philadelphia: UC Green Plants Trees and Hope

Southwest Philadelphia either contains or is directly surrounded by almost 1,200 acres of preserved natural land. The John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, west of the Eastwick neighborhood, takes up 1,000 acres. Mt. Moriah Cemetery, about four miles north of the Heinz Refuge, spans 100 acres (the other 100 acres of the cemetery are […]

 By Fatia Kasumu

Wynnefield: Wyndale Avenue Boasts Stability and a Councilman

Wynnefield: Wyndale Avenue Boasts Stability and a Councilman

Coined by many residents as an “attractive block” the 5400 block of Wyndale Avenue stretches over a two-block span with over 60 homes and almost the same number of old, tall trees. This block populated primarily with seasoned residents and young professionals has a neighborly history that long term residents love to tell. Robert Clarke, […]

 By Richard Kauffman and Viannie Bell

Port Richmond: Planters Made Community Green Despite Gray Weather

Port Richmond: Planters Made Community Green Despite Gray Weather

[vimeo 40894978 width=575 height=450] The miserable wet and cold did all it could to dampen the spirits of the Philly Tree Tenders as they attempted last weekend to spread green around Port Richmond. The spreading of cheerful green on Earth Day was not easy, but despite the elements the task at hand was taken and completed. […]