Spring Garden Clean-Up – April 15, 2023 at 10 AM
We would like to invite everyone to join in the fun of preparing the Garden for the upcoming season. Come ready to get your hands dirty, there are quite a few tasks to accomplish!
The following projects are to be completed:
-Distribute wood chips throughout the garden
-Re-align the edging of the two center beds
-Store excess bricks in trash enclosure
-Install a tool rack
-Remove dead pyracantha
-Distribute compost under the Leyland Cypress
-Assemble, install new picnic bench
-Disassemble, cut up old picnic bench
Refreshments will be provided
WE CLOSED ON THE GARDEN!
We are delighted to announce that we have closed on the purchase of the Crease Street Garden – it is not officially owned by the Neighborhood Garden Trust, thus preserving our beloved green space forever! We could not have asked for a better gift this holiday season! The Garden board is beyond grateful for the support we have received from the community and look forward to many years of enjoying it with you all! THANK YOU!
BRICKS Have Been Installed!
Due to the warmer weather the bricks were able to be installed early! Come check out our new walkway.
Little Free Library!
We are excited to share that the Crease Street Garden is now home to a Read to Succeed LFL! The library is currently stocked with children’s books, but there will be options for all ages in the future. Flip through a book in the beautiful Garden or feel free to take some home. You are also welcome to add books that you not be using at home. All we ask is that you please remember to keep the doors closed so the books are protected from the elements. Enjoy!
Our beautiful Garden was featured in Star News recently, detailing our efforts to maintain the space of the land.
Within the Garden, there is a brick pathway that leads you to deeper into the beautiful green space and you can now commemorate a friend, a family member, promote your business, tell a joke, it’s totally up to you. At the conclusion of our fundraising campaign your brick will be laid on our pathway in the center of the Garden! To learn more visit our fundraising page
The Crease Street Garden Board is investigating the prospects of buying the land occupied by the Garden. The land is currently owned by Mike and Meaghan Kind, and they have invited the Garden Board to purchase the Land. Were the Garden Board to purchase the land, title to the land would likely be held by the Neighborhood Gardens Trust, (NGT), an organization affiliated with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.
On Thursday, October 8th, 2020 two representatives from NGT visited the Garden and met the Garden Board and about 20 individuals who are supportive of the long-term preservation of the Crease Street Garden. The discussion focused on the history of the Garden, the current management and fund-raising practices, and the likely funding sources available to fund the purchase of the land, with a particular focus on the ‘local buy-in’ required by each funding source.
PHS Gardening and Greening Contest recognizes Crease Street Garden for motivating people to improve the quality of life and crease a sense of community through horticulture in the category of: Flower Garden Community
2011 Community Service Award in recognition of your outstanding service & dedication to our neighborhood. Fishtown is a better place because of you.