When you work at PHS, people occasionally ask what you do in between flower shows. As the articles mentioned below make clear, the answer is LOTS! Autumn is an especially busy season, but it’s the good kind of busy: fast-paced, fruitful, and fulfilling. Here’s a look into what we’re up to.
Urban Farmers Unite
October 18 saw the return of PHeaSt, a fundraiser to support the PHS City Harvest program. We were fortunate enough to feature the talents of 30 all-star chefs, but the true celebrities of the night were the local growers who make fresh food available in all corners of the city. The South Philly Review previewed PHeaSt, which you can read here.
Grid magazine helped spread the word about PHS Tree Tenders, which wrapped up a few weeks back. This training course transforms everyday people into greening heroes by teaching them how to plant and care for trees. You can read the article here, which will likely motivate you to sign up for the January 2014 session.
Up the Wall
You may not know the name Keith Haring, but I guarantee you’ll recognize his perennially popular paintings. In the late 1980s, Haring created a vibrant mural titled “We the Youth” in the Point Breeze neighborhood. The Mural Arts Program recently wrapped up an extensive restoration of the landmark, and PHS proudly helped to redesign and rebuild the adjacent garden. See it for yourself here.
I Love This Bar
As the weather gets colder, it’s easy to become nostalgic for summer, especially all the fun we had in the warm, wonderful Pop Up Garden on Broad Street. Earlier this week, Foobooz unveiled its list of the city’s 50 best bars, and the Pop Up Garden received special recognition. (It couldn’t qualify for the actual list now that it’s closed.) Read what made this temporary space so unforgettable here.
It’s the Holiday Season
Of course we can’t dwell in the past! Instead we look ahead to the holiday season and the opening of the PHS Pop Up Store in Chestnut Hill. In fact, it opens today, November 8, and runs through December. Stop by for relaxed shopping in a cozy holiday setting. Details here courtesy of Uwishunu.