06 May 2011

Visitation BVM and planting at Broad and Norris

Last weekend, TCG members dragged themselves out of bed early on both Saturday and Sunday mornings. Helium balloons floated above the playground of Cardinal Bevilacqua Community Center in Kensington, signaling the family day that featured hamburgers and empanadas, raffles, a presentation from a German Shepherd dog who works for SEPTA police, tables of supporting organizations and- free potted plants!

ABOVE: Jacob Bortman (left) helps a kid plant strawberries

TCG helped kids and parents fill planters with soil and seeds, including strawberries, tomatos, chives, onions, peppers, and flowers. Kids decorated their pots, and parents walked home with their own miniature contained garden. Thank you to Debbie Campbell from the Temple University's Fox School of Business, and  Kevin Campbell from McGraw Hill for their support to help spread gardening love!

The following Sunday, TCG members gathered with Gamma Iota Sigma members to assemble beds and plant seedlings and seeds at Broad and Norris. Plants include carrots, beans, lettuce, peppers, tomatoes, garlic, flowers, and several others.


ABOVE: Gamma Iota Sigma members assemble wooden beds
BELOW: Jason Puglionesi plants parsley and chive seedlings



Abi Reimold TCG

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Locations

Main Garden:
Diamond & Carlisle St.

Sonia Sanchez Garden:
Diamond & Carlisle St.
(across the street)