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    • Kite and Key / Emma Lee

Proposal to transform base of Ben Franklin Bridge trips at the start

A few years ago, planners from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) approached the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) with an idea: Monument Plaza, the barren concrete pedestal for Isamu Noguchi’s sometimes…

    • Garden advocates outside City Hall, September 2016 | Catalina Jaramillo / PlanPhilly

Urban agriculture leaders ask for citywide commitments to garden preservation and creation

More than one hundred urban farmers and food justice advocates, some of them with cardboard signs in the shape of carrots, tomatoes, and eggplants, attended the first Philadelphia City Council hearing…

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Keystone Crossroads Video: From parking lot to pop-up garden, tucked beneath the trestle

It's summertime in Philadelphia, which means you’re bound to come across one of the city's trendy beer gardens on a riverfront or rooftop.  One of the newest additions to the…

    • New entrance, landscaping and bench at Laurel Hill Cemetery
Eyes on the Street

Spotted: Just off the Schuylkill River Trail, a new entrance to Laurel Hill Cemetery

For years and years, well-to-do Philadelphians have been just dying to get into Laurel Hill Cemetery. But thanks to a recently completed traffic calming and storm water management project, gaining access…

    • Grays Ferry triangle park

January 9: Center City Target | Who's Parking on City Hall apron | Neighborhood Placemaker grants

Slowly but surely, the economic picture continued to brighten in December as the economy added 252,000 jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 5.6%. As the job market improves, more younger…

    • 1100 Market Street

Oct. 6: What's up this week? CDR looks at Market St.; Out and about in PA; civil forfeiture panel

There are a couple of hot projects coming before Civic Design Review Tuesday (Oct. 7, 1 pm, Room 18-029, One Parkway Building,1515 Arch Street). National Real Estate Development and BLT Architects are presenting…

    • Neighborhood Gardens Trust

Neighborhood Gardens Trust names executive director

The rejuvenated Neighborhood Gardens Trust, an affiliate of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society with a mission of preserving, protecting and increasing the number of gardens and open spaces across the city, announces…

    • Spruce Street Harbor Park hammock grove | Matt Stanley, courtesy of DRWC
Eyes on the Street

Pop-up lessons in adaptation and magic

Philly has taken the pop-up bait hook, line and sinker. Or maybe hammock, lantern, and shipping container. We’re hopelessly into these low-cost but high-impact temporary “placemaking” projects that turn underused spots…

    • Zac Sivertsen, Sue Pringle, Megan Frink and Harum Ulmer pack dirt around one of the seven trees planted on Sept. 10.
Eyes on the Street

Spring tree tending tips

This winter business has gone on just about long enough. We’ve got our sights set on spring, and to get ready, we talked with Philly Tree People’s Dina Richman about…

    • Lily Pond at Longwood Gardens, Photo by Bob Bruhin
Eyes on the Street

October 7-11: The city in the forest lecture | DIY Data Gathering | MOTU @ Nerd Nite | PHS Tree Tenders Training

Here are a few of this week's especially nerdy, plannerly events. Enjoy! LEARN: The City in the Forest, How Urban Nature Changes Lives and Saves the Planet Monday, October 7. 6…

    • Jamaican D's, Photo by Philadelphia Photos
Eyes on the Street

September 23-27: Mobile food workshop | Central Northeast meeting | Mural dedication | PHS garden tour | Urban water history lesson | UC Green's 15th anniversary

Looking for something to do this week? Here are our top event picks. LEARN: Making Money in the Mobile Restaurant Business workshop Monday, September 23. 5:30pm. Silverman Hall, on 34th Street…

    • Nancy Goldenberg

In Profile: Nancy Goldenberg of the Parks & Rec Commission

Nancy Goldenberg has led a charmed career, she knows that. From the internships she scored while a student at George Washington University in the late 1970s — first at the National…

    • PWD's Flower Show exhibit won the PHS Sustainability Award. Expect it to turn up in a new location soon.

PHS Flower Show wins 11 international awards

The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show received 11 international awards for excellence for the 2013 presentation, “Brilliant!”, at ceremonies held Sept. 16 in Pittsburgh, Pa. The honors included seven Gold Awards, the…

    • A vacant lot maintained by PHS through the Vacant Lot Stabilization program located on 6th and Berks.
Eyes on the Street

Philly's LandCare Program cleans, greens and reduces crime

This week Philadelphia has served as both host and case study for the 2013 Reclaiming Vacant Properties conference. With 40,000 vacant lots, Philadelphia is no stranger to the issues linked…

    • Chess in Clark Park
Eyes on the Street

August 23-25: Seed saving lecture | Block Captain Boot Camp | Benjamin Franklin Museum reopens | Clark Park comedy screenings | Butterfly Festival | Avenue of the Arts tour

Happy weekend Eyes on the Street!  PRESERVE Seed Saving and Agricultural Heritage Friday, August 23, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 100 North 20th Street, Philadelphia. As part…

    • Shot Tower Sprayground
Eyes on the Street

City's newest sprayground opens at Shot Tower Rec Center

Like a sweet reward for getting through last week’s brutal heat wave, the city’s newest sprayground opened Saturday at the Shot Tower Recreation Center in Queen Village. Sunday, Eyes on the…

    • letitia street house
Eyes on the Street

June 27: PHS layoffs | Armory demo scrutiny | Geppert and 1984 demo blaze | Cedar Park(let) | Restoring Letitia Street House

Good morning Streeters and happy Thursday. Your morning buzz: The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s struggling financial health and a poorly attended 2013 Flower Show resulted in layoffs for 22 of 133 PHS…

    • Becher, Greenberger, Buffington

PHS Pops Up — this time on South Broad Street

Incorporating now-familiar design staples like "found" furniture, wood chips, and reused Flower Show display elements, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's latest Pop Up Garden received its official opening Wednesday afternoon. But although…

    • Mark Focht

In Profile: Mark Focht merges concrete and verdant jungles

Mark Focht long ago figured out how he got to where he is today: first deputy commissioner, Department of Parks and Recreation for Philadelphia, and president-elect of the American Society of…

    • PHS has started to fill its 79 trees on Broad Street from Market Street to Lombard Street with 600 wooden ornaments.
Eyes on the Street

PHS adds holiday cheer, calls attention to public landscape

During the holiday hustle on busy streets like the Avenue of the Arts, it can be easy to overlook everyday details in the built environment around you. This year the Pennsylvania…

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