ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Crease Street Garden Fundraiser

The Friends of the Crease Street Garden are raising funds to purchase the land from the current owner and save it from future development. The Board of the Garden is teaming up with the FNA, the Penn Treaty Special Services District, and the Neighborhood Gardens Trust to purchase the Garden.

*Our goal is to raise $100,000 by the end of 2021*

To help reach this goal, PTSSD will graciously match the first $40,000 donated, so any contributions ou make today will effectively be doubled!

To learn more about these efforts and donate, please Visit our fundraising page here

Mindfulness Sessions

Join us every Tuesday at 7:30pm for a universal, secular mindfulness session with Stacey Mandel. She is a certified trauma-informed mindfulness teacher/coach, certified Wisdom of Earth medicinal aroma therapist, and a certified Holy Fire/Usui Level 2 Reiki practitioner.  Stacey dedicates her time to sparking “mindfulness and beyond” working with adults and youth in all types of settings throughout greater Philadelphia, PA.  To learn more about mindfulness and Stacey, you can visit her website here. Masks are required, and everyone will be safely distanced from one another.  Please bring a comfortable seat or cushion “just in case” as bench seating is limited. The sessions are free, however we ask you to donate to our fundraiser to help keep the Garden open for all to enjoy. 

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!

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, 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.

Awards

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.

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