Tag Archive for horticulture

March 4: Assessing Green Infrastructure with Urban Vegetation

Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN) Green Infrastructure, Climate, and Cities Seminar Series


Assessing Green Infrastructure with Urban Vegetation

Wednesday, March 4th at 4pm (EST)

Drexel University – Hill Seminar Room – Lebow Engineering Room 240 – 31st and Market Sts, Phila, PA

webinar option also available


RSVP links:
http://whoozin.com/CAA-ETD-DPF3 (in person)
http://whoozin.com/P4H-YDR-RGEN (web attendance)

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Volunteer for the PHS Pop Up Garden

Last year's PHS Pop Up Garden

Every year, PHS Pop Up Gardens transform neglected spaces into lush and inviting places for all to enjoy. Combining cutting-edge design, outdoor art, and landscape innovation, the gardens showcase the work that PHS performs in communities all year long.  PHS Pop Up Gardens leave a lasting impact by shining a light on vacant spaces with potential for redevelopment, as well as promoting the power of greening to transform cities.

From June through mid-October, we will be transforming an empty lot in Center City into a beautiful garden with daily food offerings, a nighttime beer garden, and ongoing entertainment!For the past three years, volunteers have been key to making garden visits a friendly, enjoyable and educational experience.  We hope you will join us this year in welcoming our guests, helping to maintain the beautiful garden, and sharing the mission of PHS to create a sense of community through horticulture.

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March 20: Ken Smith, Larger Landscapes


Thursday, March 20, 6:00-7:30 PM
PHS, 100 N. 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Meet & greet reception at 6:00 pm
Lecture 6:30-7:30 pm

Lecturer Ken Smith is an internationally recognized, award-winning landscape architect, engaged in developing designs for large-scale projects. Recent projects include such innovative designs as the two-mile East River Waterfront Esplanade in New York City, the Croton Reservoir Water Treatment Plant in the Bronx, the 1,360-acre Orange County Great Park in Southern California, and the Museum of Modern Art Roof Garden in NYC. His lecture will focus on issues of concept and craft in the creation of public landscapes.

Fee: $10 PHS members, $15 non-members

Registration is required.

www.pennhort.net/phsprograms or 215.988.1698

Download the flier: 2014PHS_LectureSeries_KenSmith_eblast

DVRPC’s Public Participation Task Force Meeting: Vacant Land, Land Banks, and Urban Gardens

Wednesday, December 4 at 6:00 P.M.

6:15 P.M.             A Philadelphia Land Bank: An Approach to Addressing Vacant Property … Jill Feldstein, Organizing and Advocacy Coordinator, Women’s Community Revitalization Project

A land bank is a public authority created to efficiently handle acquisition, maintenance, and sale of vacant properties. Land banks are a best practice that more than 75 governments have adopted, including Cleveland, Louisville, and Atlanta. The creation of a land bank authority is currently being discussed in Philadelphia; on October 28, the Public Property and Public Works Committee of Philadelphia City Council held a hearing on the Philadelphia Land Bank legislation. The Committee voted to give the bill a favorable recommendation meaning that it can now move to the full Council. Ms. Feldstein, one of the authors of the Philadelphia land bank legislation, will discuss issues surrounding land banks and next steps for Philadelphia.


6:45 P.M.             The Urban Garden Initiative… Aissia Richardson, Vice President of Operations, Uptown Entertainment & Development Corp

The Urban Garden Initiative transformed a vacant lot with rampant dumping, prostitution, and drug dealing to a meeting space for Philadelphia’s Broad Street community. Ms. Richardson will present the history, challenges, and issues surrounding the revitalization of this formerly vacant lot on North Broad Street.

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Save the Date: PECO Green Roof Tour on June 27


Save the Date: APAPASE Emerging Professionals and PHS Young Friends Tour of PECO Green Roof on June 27, 2013

As part of APAPASE’s participation in the Greenbuild 2013 Challenge pledge, APAPASE will be partnering with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Young Friends group for a tour of the PECO headquarters Green Roof on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 5:30pm. More details will be coming soon, but mark your calendar!

More details about the Greenbuild 2013 Challenge are available here.

May 17: Civic Horticulture Conference


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