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Haddington: Urban Tree Connection Promotes Growth for Community

Haddington: Urban Tree Connection Promotes Growth for Community

Skip Wiener knows it sometimes takes a little dirty work to make a difference, which is why he founded the West Philadelphia-based non-profit organization, Urban Tree Connection. The Urban Tree Connection’s purpose is to revitalize vacant lots and homes into green spaces, promoting community engagement in low-income areas within the Parkside and Haddington communities through […]

 

Kensington: Greensgrow Farms Teaches Alternative Ways to Garden

Kensington: Greensgrow Farms Teaches Alternative Ways to Garden

Founded in 1997 by Mary Seton Corboy and Tom Sereduk, Greensgrow Farms took over the littered lot of what used to be a steel-galvanizing factory on the corner of Cumberland and Almond streets in Kensington. Now a nationally recognized leader in urban farming, Greensgrow is open to the public year round with a mission to […]