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Community Agriculture and Film Series Working Groups 7-9PM

Community Agriculture Working Group meets for the first Time at Community Arts Phoenixville to hear plans for a joint forum with The Colonial Theatre on Community Gardens. Stay to screen possible films for the forum. All welcome! Potluck refreshments.

Shanlee’s outline from her notes:

 

Turn Phoenixville’s open space into gardens to benefit all living things.

 

Create a program to take to community.

 

Organizations and people who might be able to help create program:

National Community Garden

Frazer Mennonite Church

Holly Kusomo - Philadelphia Herb Society

Philadelphia Horticultural Society?

 

Who we want to reach:

Churchs

Vo-Tech

School Children during off school hours

Neighborhoods

Day Care Centers

 

What we would like to see happen

Eliminate lawns to create gardens:

Why:

eliminate noise pollution

eliminate air pollution

reap benefits of nature 

emotionally

physically

asthetically

 

What in lawns place:

Vegetable garden

Herb garden

Flower / Pollinator garden

Fruit Trees

Berry Patches

 

Where:

Public spaces 

Phoenixville Parks 

Adopt-a -Park program

Section 8 Housing complexes

School Properties

Vo-Tech

Library

Schuylkill River Trail

Church Yards

Hospital

Neighborhoods

Alley Supported Agriculture

 

Explanation of how to get gardens started

People Power

Scouts

Future Farmers of America

PHS Environmental Club

Members of involved organizations

Resources

Phoenixville Compost

Phoenixville Shade Tree Commission

Turn Phoenixville’s open space into gardens to benefit all living things.

 

Create a program to take to community.

 

Organizations and people who might be able to help create program:

National Community Garden

Frazer Mennonite Church

Holly Kusomo - Philadelphia Herb Society

Philadelphia Horticultural Society?

 

Who we want to reach:

Churchs

Vo-Tech

School Children during off school hours

Neighborhoods

Day Care Centers

 

What we would like to see happen

Eliminate lawns to create gardens:

Why:

eliminate noise pollution

eliminate air pollution

reap benefits of nature 

emotionally

physically

asthetically

 

What in lawns place:

Vegetable garden

Herb garden

Flower / Pollinator garden

Fruit Trees

Berry Patches

 

Where:

Public spaces 

Phoenixville Parks 

Adopt-a -Park program

Section 8 Housing complexes

School Properties

Vo-Tech

Library

Schuylkill River Trail

Church Yards

Hospital

Neighborhoods

Alley Supported Agriculture

 

Explanation of how to get gardens started

People Power

Scouts

Future Farmers of America

PHS Environmental Club

Members of involved organizations

Resources

Phoenixville Compost

Phoenixville Shade Tree Commission

 

 

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