Friday, April 4, 2014

VOTE:Manton Street Park & Community Garden in the Running for Grant

Yo - it's Pennsport Cares Week and if you haven't been following along, we've been featuring great ways for you to get involved in the community and use you many skills for the betterment of the 'hood! 

Check out our previous features including a Pennsporter Running Against Hunger and a Make-A-Wish Benefit on Passyunk Ave!

ps: Philly's 7th Annual Spring Cleanup is Saturday, April 5th and there is plenty of action to be had in Pennsport and the surrounding communities. If you can't make it out to the parks, get to work on your sidewalk and pitch in! 

You'se guys rock!

Manton Street Park & Community Garden, everyone's favorite little/big public leisure park and garden space at 4th and Manton Sts., is up for a $10,000 grant through the Seeds Of Change Grant Program.

What does an amount like $10,000 mean to the park that was recently featured as the signature site of the city's Love Your Park kickoff campaign? A more robust slate of programming for one. Mark Berman, President of the Friends of Manton Street Park and Community Garden explained:

"This grant would allow us to expand programs and make needed upgrades to support our activities. New programs would include educational 'garden parties' as a fun interactive way to teach urban gardening. These events will be targeted to our diverse community and focus on topics like container gardening and cooking what you've grown."
Improvements to the current planters and raised bed structures would also be made for the benefit of the community. Finally, the Friends of Manton Street Park & Community Garden will look to partner with the local elementary school to provide students access to the garden and educate them on gardening and healthy lifestyles.

The top 50 sites will be chosen around April 7th -- so get involved and VOTE!


It's quite simple -- VOTE!
  1. "LIKE" the Seeds of Change Facebook Page
  2. VOTE ONCE PER DAY THROUGH APRIL 21st for Manton Street Park & Community Garden using THIS LINK.
  3. SHARE THE LINK and that you voted on Facebook, Twitter, Email, and with your neighbors to help spread the word about Manton Street Park & Community Garden and this $10,000 grant. 
Together, we can make this happen!

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