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    • Mary Seton Corboy | credit: Jennifer Kourkounis
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Remembering Greensgrow's Mary Seton Corboy: Grower of food, flowers, neighborhoods

In the pantheon of urban agriculture, few stand taller here than Mary Seton Corboy, founder and Chief Idea Officer of Philadelphia’s Greensgrow, a 19-year old trailblazing urban farm on East…

    • 1722 Pine Street
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Radical retrofit on Pine Street aims to blend passive house with preservation

The four-story brick rowhouse at 1722 Pine Street sits mid-block on the south side of Pine. It shares a cornice line with its neighbors and dates from the mid-19th century. Long…

    • Shazana Goff and Clifford Brown, La Finquita, March 2016
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Community Farm in South Kensington claiming its ground in court

On Friday afternoon, Clifford Brown planted beet seeds in tidy rows at La Finquita, a volunteer-run market farm in rapidly redeveloping South Kensington. It’s spring business-as-usual for this 28-year-old urban farm,…

    • Golden hour, East Park Reservoir, August 2015
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East Park's hidden lake habitat, a site for Discovery

Walk up a drive paved with soft blue bricks, through a chain link fence, and up a hill tucked into East Fairmount Park, just off 33rd Street. At the top, a…

    • Farm 51, 2013 | Neal Santos
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Urban farms still struggle to put down legal roots

Which would you choose for your block: A weed-choked illegal dumping ground or a quasi-legal market farm growing everything from sunflowers to spinach? Turn the corner of 51st onto Chester and…

    • #TreePhilly:
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TreePhilly spreading "arborly love" this spring

Yes, last weekend's thaw was a tease, but it got us thinking about planting even though spring won't officially start for another month. Philly trees are also thinking spring, spreading "arborly…

    • Clean Currents Home
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Renewable energy provider Clean Currents abruptly folds

All of January’s cold weather led to record-breaking electricity demand and had an unexpected casualty: Clean Currents, one of the region’s third-party renewable energy providers, announced last Friday that it would…

    • Two freight cars derailed over the Schuylkill River, January 20, 2014 | NBC10
    • Planting at Bartram's Community Farm.
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Celebrate fall on Philadelphia Orchard Day, October 26

Celebrate the fall’s bounty and lend a hand to support stronger local food systems this Saturday as the Philadelphia Orchard Project (POP) hosts the third annual Philadelphia Orchard Day. It’s an…

    • Bartram's Garden wetland expansion
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Bartram's Garden wetlands restoration, expansion underway to offset airport project

Bartram’s Garden is still firmly in its growing season. Colorful blossoms – including the famed Franklinia trees with their delicate citrusy scent – grace the formal gardens and woodland walks, and the…

    • South Philly High rooftop farm
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Seeds sown for South Philly High's big green ambitions

Imagine a school building topped with a huge rooftop farm and a solar array, kitchen gardens outside of the culinary classroom, raised beds planted with edibles along the parking lot, new…

    • treeinbud
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TreePhilly returns with springtime yard tree giveaways

Is your yard missing something? Maybe a nice dogwood or redbud tree? It's not too early to think about the spring planting season, and last week TreePhilly opened up registration for…

    • rowhouses
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Vote on artwork for PWD rain barrel wraps

The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) is giving its rain barrels a makeover and it wants our help picking the new designs. Students from Laura W. Waring School and YESPHilly worked…

    • treetrash
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Treecycling starts this weekend

If your holiday greens have turned crispy and it's time to un-deck the halls, don't just toss out your Christmas tree on trash day. Starting this weekend there are opportunities to…

    • soakitup
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Soak It Up!: Green infrastructure design competition

Philadelphia’s pioneering Green City, Clean Waters plan to manage stormwater using green infrastructure is slowly rolling out through early action projects like streets with permeable paving and green schoolyards. But greening…

    • 20th and Annin: Before and After | pleasefixphilly.com

Poll: Ori Feibush vs. PRA – Which side are you on?

Does Ori Feibush need to start wearing a cape? Feibush, the energetic, young developer who owns OCF Realty, is being called a hero of late because of his stick-it-to-the-man clean-up and…

    • The Pumpkin Market parklet, 2012
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Scenes from Park(ing) Day 2012 [slideshow]

Did you stumble across people coloring flowers, lounging on curvy benches, working at desks, or camping in a parking space on Friday? September 21 was Philadelphia's fifth annual Park(ing) Day,…

    • Emma Fried-Cassorla, the gal behind Philly Love Notes.
    • Seger Park's sprayer/dripper has been out of order since June.

Help Desk: Is Seger Park’s splash pad busted? Where’s a toddler to cool off?

[updated 7/18/12 at 6:54pm] On a recent scorchingly hot afternoon, I stopped by Herron Playground at 2nd and Reed streets and saw throngs of kids and parents cooling off in the…

    • PHS Pops-Up Garden has taken over a vacant property on the 1900 block of Walnut Street.

PHS Pops-Up vibrantly on a vacant, tax-delinquent lot

As PlanPhilly’s JoAnn Greco recently reported, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s PHS Pops-Up Garden has returned for the second year running. This year a long-vacant lot on the 1900 block of Walnut Street…

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