Have you talked to the people at the horticultural
society? They're nice and helpful. Try calling them
and checking out the website.
--- Larissa <larissa_mogano@...
> Hi all,
> I just bought a house in West Philly on the 5200
> block of Webster St. There is a vacant lot just
> behind my house that I would love to see develop
> into something good for the neighborhood
> rather than another potential loitering place. The
> lot was an old laundromat and is located
> directly across the street from a very nice, brand
> new Rite Aid. It is adjacent to the Harrington
> School Annex. Being so close to a school I wonder if
> there is added incentive to potentially
> get the students involved.
> From what little research I've done so far I know
> that the lot (on the corner of 53rd and
> Baltimore) is just one block outside of the Cedar
> Park neighborhood and therefore likely in
> the Cobbs Creek community. I have contacted the
> Cobbs Creek Community Environmental
> Education Center but I'm not sure that they get
> involved in starting new community gardens.
> I am not really that well-versed in this stuff but
> if anyone out there knows the appropriate
> people to contact you'd be a big help. I'm sure
> grant proposals will need to be written and a
> lot of red tape will have to be dealt with but your
> responses are all much appreciated!
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