Not Just Proof Of South Philly Green, But A Tour Of It

 

Some fresh veggies for your Whiz Wit? | Photo: Bradley Maule

Some fresh veggies for your Whiz Wit? | Photo: Bradley Maule

Who says South Philly is all concrete and bricks? Certainly not the kids operating the South Philadelphia High School garden and groundscape project, the starting point for this weekend’s South Philly Garden Tour.

Now in its third year, the garden tour offers a legit excuse for you to snoop around people’s front and back yards, silently critiquing their garden skills, but more importantly, breathing in a little fresh air in the mini soft green spaces in the big hard gray section of town.

The South Philadelphia Food Co-op curates the tour, which features a bevy of local sponsors including Ultimo Coffee, the Avram Hornik/R5 Productions tag team of the Dolphin Tavern and opening-next-week Boot and Saddle, and South Philly Tap Room, who hosts the official after party with drink specials for participants.

The tour is this Saturday, September 7th from 1–5pm, and costs $20 ($25 day of), with proceeds going toward opening the member-owned co-op. It covers an area from 11th to 17th Streets, Washington to Snyder Avenues.

For more info, see the garden tour’s official page HERE.


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