This Saturday, June 2, W Rockland Street will Grow This Block! for the second year in a row. Each house on our block (plus a few neighbors on nearby blocks) will have an opportunity to participate in this block-wide garden planting day! Last year over 30 households participated, gardens grew, and even Mayor Nutter stopped by to see what all the fuss was about! What was the scene like? Watch this 6-ABC news segment and check out photos from last year to get a taste. Join us this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and get in on the action! Rain date: Sunday, June 3, same time!
Residents and volunteers will be planting annuals, perennials, shrubs, herbs, veggies, and even fruit in their front yards. Participants will receive soil, mulch and garden gloves. There will even be some pots and hanging baskets for residents that do not have yards. Grow This Block! believes that everyone should have the opportunity to grow flower and food gardens in their own yards.
Volunteer. We need you!
Calling all active citizens, volunteers + gardening lovers to participate in Grow This Block! 2. What we need!
- Plant donations – annual + perennial flowers, herbs, fruit & veggie plants, shrubs
- Volunteers to help turn over soil and plant with residents (you do not have to be a gardener or have a green thumb!)
- Gardeners that can partner with residents during planting, answer questions and teach the basics of gardening one-on-one
- Witnesses to something extraordinary!
Anyone interested in volunteering, contact Ainé Doley at (215) 805-8091 or email aine.doley @ gmail.com for more information. Planting location is the Unit Block of W Rockland Street in Germantown, 19144.