PHS Pop Up Garden Grand Opening Party!

TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014 AT 5:30 PM

The 2014 PHS Pop Up Garden, located on a lot owned by Philadelphia music legend Kenny Gamble, will be a gathering place through the summer and early fall. The Pop Up Garden, designed by Groundswell Design Group and the landscape architects of the Philadelphia Horticultural Society, will feature tropical cocktails, a great selection of beers, a rotating array of food trucks, and flavorful dishes served by the Jamaican Jerk Hut. Guests will enjoy an allée of zelkova trees transplanted from the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, palm trees, hammocks, glittering lights, live acoustic performances, and special programming.

Proceeds from the Pop Up Garden support the PHS City Harvest program, which creates green jobs and brings together a network of community gardeners who raise fresh, healthy food for more than 1,200 families in need each week.

More about City Harvest

The PHS City Harvest program taps the skills and energy of urban gardeners to make fresh, nutritious produce more widely available in under-resourced neighborhoods.

Through City Harvest, PHS and its partners have empowered urban gardeners to share the fruits of their labor with families in need. The program is creating an infrastructure of agricultural supply and education centers, as well as expanding fresh food production, distribution, and consumption in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods, thereby creating a healthier future for thousands of city residents. City Harvest also has offered more than 700 inmates opportunities to gain job skills, give back to their communities, and look forward to promising futures. Click here to support this important initiative, or click here to learn more abou PHS and the City Harvest Initiative.

More about Groundswell

Groundswell’s mission is to unlock communities' shared economic power to grow sustainability and expand prosperity on the local level.

The clean energy economy holds promise in combating both economic inequality and environmental decline. But people need the tools and knowledge to build this new marketplace in a way that ensures local neighborhoods are lifted up in the process.

Making progress on deep-rooted challenges like poverty and environmental degradation can feel daunting. Too often, people see no opportunity to impact their own communities in a meaningful way, making change seem out of reach.

Groundswell unlocks a more just and clean economy by helping communities to leverage their shared purchasing power to transform markets from the bottom up.

Through this framework, neighborhood groups and membership organizations can jumpstart local clean energy sectors, while saving money and reinvesting in their communities.

Using a partnerships-driven approach, we organize institutions and individuals to complete sustainability projects together, helping participants to save money while generating social benefits across their communities. Learn more about Groundswell here.

More Info from PHS

Pop Up Garden Hours:

Garden Opens:      
Monday to Friday     11:00 am
Saturday     2:00 pm
Sunday     Noon
Food and Drink:      
Monday to Thursday                                5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday     5:00 pm - Midnight
Saturday     2:00 pm - Midnight
Sunday     Noon - 10:00 pm
Upcoming Events:      
Tuesday, July 8, 5:00 pm                         Pop Up Garden Grand Opening! 
Join us as we officially open for the season. Enjoy live music, cold beer, tropical drinks and good eats from our  featured food truck, The Cow and the Curd.
Thursday, July 10, 6:00 pm                         PHS Fun Run with Unite Fitness
Enjoy great run with Gavin from Unite Fitness, get a free after your run, and donate to a good cause, PHS City Harvest. $15 per person. Meet at the PHS Pop Up at 6pm.
Friday, July 11, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm                         Visit Philly Beer Garden Series at the PHS Pop Up Garden
Stop by the Visit Philly table for swag and giveaways.

The photo is last year’s International WLA award-winning PHS Pop Up Garden at 313 South Broad Street, compliments of PHS.

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