Cheers for groups like Tree Tenders and Friends of McMichael and Inn Yark Park who keep our public green spaces beautiful all year round. This weekend, volunteers needed for plantings, clean-ups and winterizing.
This autumn has been good to East Falls parks. Of course, Inn Yard Park shined during Fall Fest, and last Saturday, McMichael Park hosted a “TreePhilly” giveaway, where almost 400 trees were given FREE to 221 local homeowners — making this the biggest Philly tree giveaway ever!
October 7th, East Falls volunteers joined forces with TreePhilly, PHS, Phila Parks & Recreation, Tree Keepers — even students from U of P’s Wharton School came down for a day of outdoorsy community fun & education.
Tutorials on planting, pruning, and watering were accompanied by cider and cookies for a great day of fresh air and networking! Check out more great pics at TreePhilly’s Flickr account. This event marked the 25th Anniversary of Friends of McMichael Park, as well as the 20th for East Falls Tree Tenders. Congrats, guys!
Speaking of parks: this weekend, both of our beloved parks will be holding community clean-ups:
MCMICHAEL PARK: Saturday November 14th from 9 am to noon. Volunteers needed to plant trees and bulbs, and also general clean-up. Please bring rakes, shovels, clippers, gloves, etc.
INN YARD PARK: Sunday November 15th from noon to 2 pm. All welcome to help plant bulbs, rake leaves, pick up trash, and otherwise prepare park for the winter. Tools provided.
Come on out for a great day of sunshine, exercise, and neighborly cooperation.
Read more about on last Saturday’s TreePhilly event at McMichael in Eric Fitzsimmons’ article for Montgomery Media.