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Garden Tour Countdown: A Pocket Full of Pretty Green

Paolone Park, the approximately 30-year-old sliver of greenspace tucked down one of South Philly's quaintest blocks, is a marvel of community collaboration. Neighbors created—and work together to maintain—this miniature wonderland of trees, flowers and well-manicured shrubbery, volunteering time, energy, plants and money toward upkeep of this hidden gem.

In 2007, the park was further beautified when neighbors worked with iconic mosaic artist Isaiah Zagar to cover the back walls of several houses on Medina street with one of his trademark tile, glass and mirror works.

See this and other neighborhood gardens on the Second Annual South Philly Food Co-op Garden Tour, on Sat., Sept. 8, 2012 (raindate Sun., Sept. 9, 2012) from 1-5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at our page or at these locations:

  • Urban Jungle, 1526 E. Passyunk Avenue

  • Ultimo Coffee, 1900 South 15th St.

  • Grindcore House, 1515 S. 4th St.

The Garden Tour will be a self-guided ticketed event, and will feature over 20 public and private gardens throughout South Philadelphia. Participating gardens will have their doors/gates open for the duration of the event, and will have someone available to greet visitors, show them around and answer questions. RSVP on Facebook here.

This is one of many fundraisers that will help us raise the funds for a site analysis of potential store locations. Help us make it a success – buy tickets for yourself, your friends and your family! And, if you haven’t yet joined, meet some of our member-owners and please consider joining now!