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SOUTHWEST CDC APRIL 6, 2018

BRINGING GOOD NEWS TO THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1945

THIS SPECIAL ISSUE!


SPONSORED BY BARTRAM’S GARDEN
The current edition of the Globe Times
represents months of hard work by the
staff at Bartram’s Garden to prepare a
paper devoted to the amazing selection
of programs and activities this historic
organization provides for us and our
neighbors in and around Southwest.
Also included are some articles about
Bartram’s talented and devoted staff
– what motivates them to make this
beautiful and fruitful location into a
“backyard” for our entire community.
An index of the articles & features
appears on Page 2.
The Editor

CASH
FOR CARS & TRUCKS
Discover Bartram’s Garden
Southwest Philadelphia’s Backyard
Bartram’s Garden neighborhood children line up at the new Schuylkill Bartram Mile terminus at the river and 56th Street for a morning bike outing. Bartram’s

$1,000
Garden sponsors educational programs and outdoor nature and healthy life-style activities throughout the year. Photo credit: Adam McNeil
up to By Aseel Rasheed Part of the Fairmount Park system, Pack a Picnic: Bag your lunch or
Cars or Trucks
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Bartram’s Garden today embraces an supper and a walk over to the Garden.
hat does a trip to Bartram’s incredible range of roles for both its Ramble its tree covered paths, find a
With/ Without Title Garden look like? Do you local Southwest neighbors and visitors seat under a welcoming tree, munch a
Bad Engines or need to drive there? Do you from far and wide. Some of the offer- sandwich and listen to soothing river
Bad Transmissions have to pay admission? Is it all about ings are outlined below in the hopes sounds of the Schuylkill and the
up to $500 taking tours and learning about colo-
nial history and plants? The answer to
that many more will take advantage
of both outdoor and indoor programs BARTRAM’S GARDEN
Cars or Trucks all of these questions is resounding NO! and activities. CONTINUES ON PAGE 16

Any Condition
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IN THIS GLOBE ISSUE…


1 Bartram’s Garden: SW’s Backyard
Come Play at Bartram’s Garden this Spring Uncovering the Black History of Bartram’s Garden

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2 Come play at Bartram’s Garden
pring is always special at Bar- Tidal Schuylkill Boat Parade and the here is a Black history at Bar- formation about a number of Black and then prompted by Combs to
2 More Programs for Youth at Heinz
tram’s Garden! The days are a Philadelphia Honey Festival. tram’s Garden waiting to be told. families who lived on or near Old engage with each other creatively and
3 Uncover Bartram’s Black History little longer, the sun is warmer, And we continue to make great The Garden’s archives include Darby Road, now known as Woodland share their thoughts.
4 New Life for Mt. Moriah Cemetery and everything is bursting into color plans for the future, with more places tax records that indicate that a free Avenue. For instance, there was Agnes This spring, Ms. Blakney will contin-
4 Connected by the Roots after the long hibernation of winter. It for you to gather to enjoy a picnic, ride Black family lived in John Bartram’s Hill, a free Black woman living there ue her research on free Black families
5 Volunteers at Bartram’s Garden is time to shed your coats and come a bike on the Bartram’s Mile Trail, take house from the late 1700s to the early with her five children. Ms. Hill strug- living along the Darby Road.
5 Plants of Philly Tell Their Story outside to play in your garden. in a performance from a local artist, 1800s. We do not know their names, gled not only to care for her large fam-
6 A Taste of Africa at Bartrams Farm We have much to look forward to this and explore a revitalized riverfront however, or what work they did, the Copies of Sharece Blakney’s book on Black
ily on very limited income, but was also HOW TO LEARN MORE
6 Meet Intern Sybria Deveaux season. The freshest fruits and veg- and wetlands. These improvements are rooms they occupied, or their relation- people living in Southwest from the 1700’s saving money toward the manumis- ABOUT THIS PROJECT
7 Fish, Beat, & Boat on the Schuylkill etables from the Sankofa Community based on guidance we’ve received from ship with the Bartram family. onward. Blakney continues her research of Black’s sion, or purchased emancipation, of her
7 The Ocean Tide in your Backyard Farm will be soon be ready for us to our neighbors and friends, and we are Last year, Bartram’s Garden, in part- associated with John Bartram and his family. husband who remained enslaved. To TAKE A TOUR:
8 A Poem From Sankofa Farm enjoy. Our gardeners will provide free interested in hearing more. I invite you nership with Mural Arts Philadelphia, enslaved people, or even free Blacks. make ends meet, she had to make the Ms. Blakney will conduct a tour at
8 Learning in the Garden plant clinics to answer your all plant to contact me to share your thoughts began a study to find answers to these To begin to look for clues about the difficult decision to contract out two of Bartram’s Garden at 11:00 a.m. on
8 76ers Honor Amazing Foster Mom and gardening questions. We invite you on how we can be more of a resource and other questions as a starting point Garden’s Black history, Ms. Blakney be- her children as indentured servants. Sept. 8, 2018 on her research. It is
9 Exploring the Woodlands to try free kayaking and rowboating to you. for understanding the Black history of gan researching the files of the Pennsyl- Because research material on Black free and open to the public.
9 An Artist Speaks about the Garden from our public dock every Saturday. We look forward to seeing you at the site. The research was conducted vania Abolitionist Society at Historical families during Slavery and even after
10 Bartram’s Plant Sale April 21 For the first time, we are introducing our free programs, celebrating an oc- by Sharece Blakney, a second-year Society of Pennsylvania at 13th and emancipation is often sad and pain- BUY A BOOK:
10 Answers to Boating Questions free fishing nights, and we’ll provide casion with your family, or simply en- graduate student in the History De- Locust Streets. The John Bartram era ful, Bartram’s Garden is being careful Ms. Blakney work to date is available
11 Bartram Garden at a Glance the rods, reels, and bait. Join us for joying the beauty of spring. Bartram’s partment of Rutgers University. is covered in 81 boxes of uncatalogued about its presentation - leaving space as “Stories We Know,” and can be
12/13 Your Map of Bartram’s Garden ongoing artist workshops, make+take Garden is your backyard, and we hope Much of what we know about Bar- original pieces of paper – requiring and time for processing and reflec- purchased for $12 in Bartram’s
programs, and public festivals like the you’ll come here to relax and play. Executive Director Maitreyi Roy tram family members is based on the many hours of dedicated labor review- tion. An initial airing was conducted Garden Welcome Center.
14 There’s room fall all at Bartram’s
letters they sent or received and books ing the documents one at a time for any by Mural Arts in conjunction with
Connecting People to Nature at
15 Colorectal Cancer Screening Vital
15 Seniors Support Students on Guns
they wrote. These historical documents relevant data. When nothing turned up Southwest poet and performer Jasmine GET INVOLVED:
primarily record the thinking and ac- about the Garden and its Black fam- Combs in a workshop for the youth Contact Visitor Services Manager
Heinz National Wildlife Refuge
17 SW Seminar – Business Start-Ups
tivities of white men of this period, and ily, Ms. Blakney widened her search to interns at the Sankofa Community Aseel Rasheed at: arasheed@
17 The Start of the Bike Trail Season
there are few records of other members include all of Kingsessing. Farm. The students were given vivid bartramsgarden.org
17 Cobbs Creek Clean-up April 23
By David Stoughton of that society – women of all races, This further probing revealed in- highlights of Ms. Blakney’s research (215) 729-5281 x116.
17 Bus. Start-up Seminar: Apr 12

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17 Free Course: Home Restoration wo years ago the U.S. Fish & CONNECTING PEOPLE in and around the refuge. Students include the grand opening for the new
18 Welcome Fair for new Americans Wildlife Service announced CONTINUES FROM PAGE 2 participating in these crews have the exhibits in the visitor center. The new
18 Student wins MLK Essay Award additional funding to help John opportunity to build leadership skills, exhibits will showcase habitat restora-
19 Eastwick Workshop: Mold Risks Heinz National Wildlife Refuge better ing refuge history, brainstorming on learn more about the environment tion and some community projects the
21 Coming Up in Southwest connect urban communities to its green how to best align our mutual educa- within their communities and explore refuge is working on as well as high-
22 Job Prep Workshops: U. Sciences spaces and environmental conservation tional objectives, and how to incorpo- careers within the conservation field. light some of the projects that align
23 Kids: Make Your Own flowerpots! activities. This investment has helped rate inquiry-based learning and the As to improving accessibility to the mission of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife
24 Busy Days ahead at Bartram Farm Heinz to expand environmental educa- outdoors into the teacher’s classroom green spaces, the Refuge has part- Service programs to meeting commu-
tion in Southwest schools, provide con- curriculum. Throughout the year, nered with Bartram’s Garden to nity needs.
servation service jobs for local youth, refuge staff is participating in monthly operate a community shuttle for some All of these programs are designed
and supporting new partnerships with classroom lessons in area schools and of the largest free public events held to get people outside and engage with
6328 Paschall Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19142 local community leaders and Philadel- guiding monthly field trips at the ref- throughout the year at both sites. The the resources here but are only pos-
215-727-7777 phia city government. Funds have also uge for the students in this program. refuge has also enhanced movement Heinz has worked partners and community sible with an outpouring of volunteer,
WEBSITE: www.swglobetimes.com allowed Heinz to arrange transporta- Over the past year, in partnership within its grounds by repaving the members in the Buist Park area to remove over partner and community support. To
EMAIL: globe.times@yahoo.com
tion make it easier for residents to get with the Student Conservation As- parking areas and improving signage 400lbs of litter and plant a small pollinator garden. learn more about these programs
3rd year “Philly Nature Kid’s” teacher, Kim Nedelka, on a field trip with her students to the refuge
The Southwest Globe Times is a publication of Southwest
Community Development Corp., 6328 Paschall Avenue,
to and from the Refuge at 8601 Lind- sociation, the refuge put 103 young on the trails and along streets in the gramming to connect people with the or how to get involved, email da-
Philadelphia, PA 19142. bergh Blvd. Regarding staffing, the Refuge was Patterson Elementary Schools are adults to work. These are paid conser- community leading to the refuge. The natural world has always been at the vid_stoughton@fws.gov or phone
5,000 copies are distributed free in Southwest Philadelphia With this special FWS money, great able to hire four dynamic full-time typical of the effort which has allowed vation jobs in and around Southwest goals are to strengthening community center of this effort and the calendar 267-969-3203 or call the office number
bi-weekly on alternate Fridays.
progress has been made in two areas: staff members to help roll out the Refuge staff to reach 12,000 children in Philadelphia. The projects they work ties, increase the frequency of resident of upcoming refuge events has never at 215-365-3118. More information is
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Laying a strong foundation for stra- expanded public use of the refuge and programming in the last school year. on are community-driven outdoor visits and build a sense of ownership been busier. Some signature refuge also available at the Friends of Heinz
available by request. tegic growth and sustainability, and educational programs, apply for ad- This year marked our first ever Philly projects that connect youth to natural with each visit. events this spring include free family Refuge site at http://friendsofheinzref-
PUBLISHER: Mark Harrell attracting exceptional new staff for ditional grants and leverage substantial Nature Kids teacher workshop cover- resources in their communities and Historically, John Heinz National fishing days and the largest volunteer uge.org
EDITOR:
DESIGN/LAYOUT:
Steve Kuzmicki
Ronald Abella
education and development programs. funds through partnerships. show them they can make an impact. Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum was estab- day of the year, the annual Darby David Stockton is Visitors Services
REPORTERS: Shaketia Sills, Cynthia Ryant, Ted Behr Both these growth areas are already In the education field, The Philly CONNECTING PEOPLE The “community crews” have built and lished and has been sustained through Creek Clean up. One of the most Manager at the John Heinz National
STAFF INTERN: David Reeder
seeing big dividends. Nature Kids activities at Penrose and CONTINUES ON PAGE 3 improved trails and public use areas community activism. Free public pro- exciting projects of this summer will Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
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New Life for Mount Moriah Cemetery Plants of Southwest Philly Tell Their Stories
By Martine Decamp tion Corporation to act on behalf of Roz Group, Studio Bryan Hanes, and By Mandy Katz us with visions for future regenera- for hummingbirds. Evening primrose’s Japanese

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the cemetery. KSK Architects. The funding can only tion, community and healing. seeds have healing and nutritive prop- Honeysuckle
ount Moriah Cemetery is In the past several years, the Friends be used for planning efforts and will ow many languages are spoken To help staff and visitors to become erties. The oil is anti-inflammatory (Lonicera japon-
working hard to ensure its of Mount Moriah Cemetery and the help document some of the important in your neighborhood or better acquainted with our leafy neigh- and used for eczema, PMS, diabetes, ica) is a trailing
future as a key part of the Mount Moriah Cemetery Preservation historic, environmental, and com- school? Do you ever listen bors, Bartram’s Garden has stocked the and arthritis. and climbing vine
Southwest Philadelphia and Yeadon Corporation have acted in tandem to munity aspects of the cemetery as well to the language of nature? The birds, Welcome Center and boathouse with Princess Trees whose yellow and
Borough neighborhoods. maintain and clear numerous acres as identify options for securing future insects, trees: how they communicate copies of the newly printed Field Guide (Paulownia white tubular
The cemetery has suffered from of the cemetery, build partnerships funding to ensure its protection as an with each other and what they say? to the Plants of the Lower Schuylkill tomentosa) were flowers open in
decades of neglect, which culminated with volunteer groups and organiza- important asset in the Southwest com- Many people think nature is a place - for purchase or to borrow. In prepara- introduced to pairs to sweetly scent the air in May.
when the Mount Moriah Cemetery tions that can help ensure the future munity. you get to by boarding a plane and tion for using your guidebook, here are North America Black berries offer food for birds in
Association dissolved and the doors of the cemetery, secure grants for the If you would like to help or keep flying away from Philly. Not so. All a few of the plants you might meet by in 1834, prob- winter, and the nectar is enjoyed by
were closed in 2011. Since this time, a temporary stabilization of the historic up with happenings at the cemetery, around us in Southwest are countless the river and then later recognize on ably to provide hummingbirds, bees, and even hu-
dedicated group of volunteers called gatehouse, and now to build a strategic please see the Friends of Mount Mo- other species, just living their lives. any city street or empty lot: seed pods to mans! In Japan and China, the flow-
the Friends of Mount Moriah Cem- plan for the cemetery and organiza- riah Cemetery website: http://friend- All these beings are connected Evening Prim- pack peanuts for shipment. They ers are used to make medicinal tea to
etery has worked tirelessly to main- tions moving forward. sofmountmoriahcemetery.org/ or join to each other – including us! All it roses (Oenothera grow rapidly with large velvety, fight colds and flu. Once established in
tain and uncover new portions of the The strategic plan is a $100,000 their Facebook page: https://www. takes to see this is careful observa- biennis) have heart-shaped leaves that youngsters this country, honeysuckle became an
cemetery with the aid of partnerships effort funded by the William Penn facebook.com/groups/fommci/ tion. Many plants have grown here wavy-edged, often use as umbrellas. The laven- important basket-weaving material for
and parties interested in the well- Foundation and the Pennsylvania Martine Decamp is a Senior City for thousands of years; others arrived slightly toothed der flowers fill the neighborhood the Cherokee people and is still used
being of the cemetery. In 2014, the Historical and Museum Commis- Planner at the City of Philadelphia and more recently - maybe around the leaves indented with sweet fragrance beginning late by many for this craft.
Court of Common Pleas in Philadel- sion, managed by the Friends and the adjunct faculty member with Temple Memorials of beloved departed have been revived time all the concrete, row houses, and at the tip. Their April. Princess Trees look similar to So, come on out to Bartram’s Garden
by the devoted efforts of the Friends of Mount
phia established receivership for the Preservation Corporation, with as- University. (Photo is courtesy of Laris Moriah Cemetery. Planning is now underway to cars showed up. But, they all have pale butter-yellow our local Catalpa tree, but without as the weather warms, borrow a field
Mount Moriah Cemetery Preserva- sistance from Fairmount Ventures, the Kreslins at Bartram’s Garden) assure long-term care of the historic resting place stories to tell: Wild stories about con- flowers open wide at twilight and the latter’s long cigar-shaped fruit guide or bring your own, take a walk
flicted relationships and tough his- bloom all night. They are very fra- pods. The wood of the Princess Tree by the river and meet your neighbors!

Connected by the Roots


tories of adaptation and survival. All grant and attract the beautiful sphinx is highly prized in Japan for making Mandy Katz is a gardener at Bar-
these botanical histories can provide moths, which are sometimes mistaken traditional gift boxes and coffins. tram’s Garden.

By Chris Bolden-Newsome Mebeje, professor of South African CONNECTED the weight of our common ancestral
Volunteer at Bartram’s Garden
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languages, Marcia Nelson Niles, a CONTINUES FROM PAGE 4 experience.
am a Black farmer and the son
of farmers from the Mississippi
Jamaican American nurse and educa-
tor, and several African American show that European slave traders
When I left, my soul felt on fire
with all that I had learned at the little
and help your backyard grow!
Delta. For seven seasons as the church elders who were children of brutalized and shipped off upwards country church. I could not have By June Mansfield

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co-director at the Sankofa Commu- the Northern Migration. I savored my 30,000 Africans a year for several cen- absorbed as much deep experiential
nity Farm at Bartram’s Garden and plate of zesty greens fried with tofu, turies. Charles listed geographic and knowledge in a hundred classes at an ur volunteers do some seri-
alongside awesome coworkers, I have rice, and sweet raw hummus. historical facts about the slave post Ivy League university as I did sitting ously awesome work around
been a student and teacher of the Ideas sprouted in my mind like a (now a museum) where thousands of beside these elders. Each table was a the garden and on the farm.
African Diaspora experience through spring seedbed as we discussed the Africans either perished in its brutal different seedbed of the African expe- Together they’ve planted dozens of
radical farming and food sovereignty. evolution of Bantu/Kikongo language cells or were sent to America, never rience: the Caribbean, the Carolinas, berry bushes, removed thousands of
As part of my ancestral healing and throughout Africa, African theol- to see home again. and Mother Africa. For two hours, pounds of trash, and built some pretty
learning, I started thinking about ogy before European colonization, Marcia Nelson Niles cautioned one Sabbath I had been invited to impressive picnic tables.
making a pilgrimage to West Africa, traditional foodways, and sites to see me, “When you go to the castle you move between them all. Volunteer at Bartram’s Garden to de- A young man carefully thins out a row of
where most Black Americans trace in Ghana. Nearby, I overheard Hazel need to be prepared in your spirit. In my work as a farmer and cultural compress your stress, get down and dirty vegetables on a 4th Saturday volunteer gathering
our roots. recount her Gullah-Geechee lineage As descendants of enslaved folk, we educator, I teach that Diaspora means with some okra, and vibe with other rad at the Sankofa Farm at Bartram’s Garden
When I mentioned this desire to as a grandchild of the last Africans feel strongly the suffering of our the “scattering of seeds,” but that af- community members! You don’t need with our staff on seasonal tasks like
two of the founding Sankofa Com- brought illegally to the South Caro- ancestors. Above the slave pens, ternoon, I learned that scattered seeds any special skills—just an interest in na- weeding, planting, cleaning, pruning,
munity gardeners, Emma Hayes and lina Sea Islands, who proudly held to white people lived in fine rooms. don’t stay lost: they grow towards one ture and love for the sun. Staff provides and light maintenance. No special
Hazel Singleton, they invited me to their culture and language. They even had a chapel where they another across oceans, languages, everything you need, from gardening experience or skills required. Dress
meet a Ghanaian couple, Afia and The conversation with Charles Adu prayed while we were down there lifetimes, and the ever-evolving ex- gloves to welcoming smiles. for working outdoors, and if you have
Charles Adu. We got together at a centered on the book “Door of No dying! I don’t care if they say they’ve pressions of ancient connections. I’d Bartram’s Garden is YOUR back- them, bring work gloves and a water
large luncheon after worship at their Return” by Sarah Mussi about the El- renovated it or cleaned it up; when I come to Havertown for a soul food yard. Build your relationship with the bottle. Note that each adult must regis-
church, Havertown Seventh Day mina Castle slave fortress on Ghana’s go to that place, I can still smell the lunch, but I Ieft with my soul fed full land and help make it grow! ter individually.
Adventist Church which is uniquely Cape Coast. From this base, records blood, the urine, the feces, and fear.” for life’s journey. We welcome volunteers on the To learn more and sign up for
pan-African counting families from As a medical professional,” she said, Chris Bolden-Newsome is the co- second and fourth Saturday of most volunteer activities, visit https: //bar-
18 different nations.Also included CONNECTED Co-director of the Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden, Chris Bolden-Newsome chats with “I know those smells.” For a mo- director of the Sankofa Community months from April to October, 9:30 tramsgarden.org/calendar/category/
at the soul food meal was Audrey CONTINUES ON PAGE 5 some African and South Asian immigrants about their shared foodways. ment we sat silent, wordless under Farm at Bartram’s Garden.” am to 12:30 pm. Volunteers will work volunteer/
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A Taste of Africa – At the Sankofa Farm at Bartram’s Garden The Ocean Tide in Our SW Backyard
Native foods grown in the “Diaspora Garden” By Stacy Levy huge watery timepieces reminding

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us of larger systems at work.
By Chris Bolden Newsome Sankofa also refers to kinds of crops qualities and ease of digestion and Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Since lthough I grew up playing in, But the tide can be difficult to see

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that we grow and conserve at our cultivation (Vigna has few major ancient days it has been associated driving across, and drinking in action. When it rises and falls, it
or thousands of years, crops African Diaspora Garden. Here are pests or diseases), it was a major food with good health and vigor. Its pods, the waters of the Schuylkill does not leave a very visible mark.
native to Africa have traveled two examples: crop for enslaved Africans and quick- leaves and flowers are full of potas- River and its tributaries, I didn’t I am creating artwork for Bartram’s
the world and nurtured human- ly adopted by Europeans. It remains sium, vitamins A and C, healthy fats, learn until much later that the river Garden that lets us all see the tide a
ity. Starting in 3000 BC, these crops a common food in the Southern U.S. and protein. The whole plant is also has a tide. And not just a little tide: bit more easily—and perhaps en-
were gathered by merchants, carried used in herbal medicine and as a the Schuylkill changes by six feet courages us to continue to observe
by soldiers and enslavers on ancient lubricant - similar to aloe vera gel. In every six hours; in other words, the the river over time. Observation and
shipping routes between Asia and Af- Africa, okra is often made into savory river rises and falls by the height of a reflection are what I hope to make
rica, and later spread by the European soups or fried; in Southern US, it tall person two times a day. space for with new Tide Rooms, six
slave trade throughout the world. is added to bean or field pea soups, Philadelphians may not think of boat-shaped platforms that give ev-
Seeds hold a myriad of these untold breaded and deep fried, or stir-fried ourselves as living within the daily eryone a place to sit and contemplate
stories. In Philadelphia, historic with onions, garlic, tomatoes, and circle of the Atlantic ocean and its the river. Based on the design of an
migration of African Americans from sometimes corn. tides, but it is the ocean that pushes old rowing boat commonly used on
the South and more recent arrivals the tide up the Delaware Bay, up the the Schuylkill, the rooms provide
from West Africa and South Asia Additional crops grown in the deep thread of the Delaware River, places to look out over the river from
have kept these sacred seeds and their Diaspora Garden include: Sorghum and then up the Schuylkill. It is the the tall banks; to observe the river
tales alive for us today. (Sorghum bicolor), Peanuts (Arachis continual in and out breathing of from up in the field, high in a sea of
The Community Farm at Bartram’s hypogaea), Cotton (Gossypium hirsu- the ocean that Bartram’s Garden grass; and even to fish.
Garden reflects this historic con- tum, spp.), Bottle Gourd (Lagenaria visitors and staff work and play I hope that people will come down
nection, first in its name “Sankofa” Black Eyed Peas/Field Peas siceraria), and Watermelon (Citrullus alongside. to the river to sit in the Tide Rooms
which is a Ghanaen Twi language /Crowder Pea/Purple Hull Pea Okra lanatus). The tide is a fascinating timepiece and watch the tides change. I hope that
word meaning “Go back and get it!” Vigna unguiculata Abelmoschus esculentus For more information on Diaspora of nature that Philadelphians have people find solace and inspiration in
Sankofa is often associated with the This legume originally domesticat- First domesticated more than 7,000 seeds and how food sovereignty is the good fortune to live near. No observing the tides. And, I hope that
proverb, “Se wo were fi na wosankofa ed in Africa and has spread through- years ago in West Africa, this ancient growing in Southwest Philly, please matter what we are doing, no matter I can share some of my own curiosity
a yenkyi,” which translates as: “It is out the world. The delicious pea has crop spread to the Sahel, East and contact Farm Co-Director Chris the human time of clocks and watch- about the river and its rhythms with Casting a fishing lure from Bartram’s sturdy dock on the Schuylkill. The community dock was built high
not wrong to go back for that which a full, rich flavor and is packed with North Africa through trade along the Bolden-Newsome at okragalore@ es and phones, the tide’s movements other Philadelphians. The more we above the water to accommodate the 6-foot tides that affect the river at this point.
you have forgotten.” proteins and vitamins. For its health Nile. Okra is eaten today throughout gmail.com. are a constant and nearby reminder know about our nearby natural world, Mural Arts Program and linked to works/artbartrams/
of a second kind of clock: the gravi- the more we feel at home. river development projects at Bar- Photo courtesy of Steve Weinik,
Meet Sybria Deveaux, a Student Intern at tational pull of the moon and the sun
on the oceans. Our tidal rivers are
Stacy Levy is a sculptor and graphic
artist associated with the Philadelphia
tram’s Garden. More of her work can
be viewed at www.muralarts.org/art-
photographer at the Mural Arts Pro-
gram.
Bartram’s Sankofa Community Farm
By Sybria Deveaux Mr. Ty, one of the farm co-directors, “Before my internship, I had never
Fish, Beats & Boats at Bartram’s
and June Mansfield I felt immediately welcome and loved tasted a fig or cooked for a large By Danielle Redden provide everything needed for begin- to compete. These are free events with

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his energy. I first walked through the group of people. My favorite thing is ner and intermediate anglers, and we’ll music, food, and prizes. Pre-registra-
ach season, about 25 students garden and around the farm in spring, to share these incredible new experi- he Lower Schuylkill River has help you safely release whatever you tion is recommended! Registration is
from our Southwest Philadel- and I remember thinking to myself ences with my peers at school…how been a popular site for fishing catch back into the river. No fishing capped at 50.
phia neighborhood dig in to that this was a really good place to be. amazing the program is; how it’s not and boating since the times of license or registration required—this is Boating: Free Evening Rowboating
help make our Bartram’s Garden farm I didn’t know what to expect: I didn’t like any other job and will create a the Lenape Indians. Over 40 species of a drop-in, walk-up event: with DJ Osagie: On five special “Full
grow. These paid youth interns work like bugs and knew the heat would be pipeline to other jobs. I tell them fish can be found in this section of the Free Fishing Tackle Library: Want Moon” evenings this season we will
alongside our farm co-directors Chris a challenge. about how Chris and Ty help me real- river. Here are some upcoming events to fish at other times but don’t have offer free evening rowboating from
Bolden-Newsome and Ty Holmberg, “I was surprised by how much I ly open up, and how the farm changes happening on and along the river at the necessary equipment? From April 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Our fleet of rowboats
to grow a range of crops from callaloo learned and how much I enjoyed the me and challenges me. I feel inspired Bartram’s Garden. to December, we have rods and tackle will be lit up with colored lights and
and collards to okra and radishes. lessons. Mr. Chris taught us about by the idea of Sankofa and would like Free Wednesday Sunset Fishing: available for loan for free from the DJ Osagie will provide bluesy music to
Sybria Deveaux, a sophomore at John African diaspora, and other important to come back to the farm after college Join us for free catch-and-release fish- Welcome Center. If you ever need bait set the mood. Wine, beer, and snacks
Bartram High, had this to say about lessons about our collective history. I and be a leader so that this knowledge ing, with all bait, tackle, and instruc- or hooks, they are also for sale at the are available for a small donation.
her experience so far: learned how to be a mother to plants, can be shared with many generations tion supplied, on the fourth Wednes- Welcome Center. Tuesday: May 29; Thursday: June 21;
“I first learned about Bartram’s weed and water them, care for them, pretty quickly once I learned that bugs to come.” day of every month from 6:00 – 8:00 Southwest Fish Offs!: Our popular Friday: July 27; Sunday: August 26;
Garden and the Sankofa Community watch them grow from a seed and pro- help our plants; so many creatures and June Mansfield is a development p.m. between May and October (April Spring and Fall Southwest Fish Offs Monday: September 24 (6:30–8:30pm)
Farm’s internship opportunities at my duce fruit… an amazing process. As microorganisms work together to help coordinator at Bartram’s Garden. Photo 25, May 30, June 27, July 25, August are derby-style events, where anglers Danielle Redden is River Program A happy angler on the dock at Bartram’s.
high school. When I interviewed with for my dislike of bugs, I got over that our beautiful farm flourish. courtesy of Laris Kreslins 29, September 26, 5–7 pm). We’ll of all experience levels are welcome Manager at Bartram’s Garden. Equipment is available on loan along with bait.
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A Poem from Sankofa Community Farm Learning at the Garden Explore the Woodlands

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Southwest’s historic cemetery combines serenity and activities for all

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Philadelphia native Jasmine the perspectives of people or ob- child who says that they have By Starr Herr-Cardillo keep the gates open from dawn to date and mark your calendars for

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Combs led a poetry and his- jects from the research. Four of the no interest in science will dusk 365 days a year and welcome some of our free upcoming events
tory workshop for the youth work- students submitted personal poems almost always be excited to pring is here, summer’s around hundreds of users and visitors daily below. Or just drop in for a walk
ers at Sankofa Community Farm to Stories We Know, the compilation hold a butterfly in their hand, to the corner. Time to go for a including joggers, dog walkers, tour- next time you’re in the neighbor-
at Bartram’s Garden. Together they of Ms. Blakney’s research about the know its name, to visit the plants run, take a long walk with the ists, and picnickers. A mile-long hood!
explored Sharece Blakney’s new Black history of this neighborhood. where its eggs are laid, and to under- dog, maybe catch an outdoor movie running path follows the perimeter West Philly Star Party with the
research about the Black history of This poem, by John Bartram High stand why its wings are made of such or wander through a weekend craft of the cemetery, making it a popular Penn Museum: A night of stargaz-
Kingsessing by reading about people School senior Tykia Jerry, imagines beautiful colors. This is because the fair—all great options for a lovely, spot for a jog or lunchtime walk. ing at The Woodlands with astrono-
who lived in this neighborhood in Kingsessing resident Agnes Hill, a world around us is full of mystery and • Monthly programs on different warm day spent in your local cem- Our many-layered history and mers from the Penn Museum (part
the 1700s and 1800s. free Black woman who lived with understanding, and some of those themes are available for toddlers and etery? What? Did you say “Cem- more than 30,000 “permanent resi- of the Philadelphia Science Festival).
Most of the young people at her five children along what is now mysteries can seem magical to a child. homeschool students, with subjects etery”? Yes! Absolutely! dents” means there are endless sto- Friday, April 20. 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Sankofa have African heritage and Woodland Avenue. Ms. Blakney has The delight is in the learning and not like weather, tracking animals, and The Woodlands at 4000 Wood- ries to tell - people who influenced Go West! Craft Fest: West Philly’s
many of them live in Southwest discovered that Agnes saved money in the subject. art in nature. land Avenue, located right across the arts, sciences and social move- largest outdoor craft festival with
Philadelphia, making them key to the to try to purchase her husband’s The education team at Bartram’s • The Garden is part of the neighbor- from the 40th street trolley portal, ments, artists like Thomas Eakins, 100 local artists, food vendors, and
future of Ms. Blakney’s research as freedom from slavery, but that two Garden believes that a child’s class- hood! The Bartram’s Garden educa- is a 54-acre cemetery and historic and suffragist Mary Grew. For those performances. Saturday, April 28,
both participants and advisors. The of her children had to be contracted room doesn’t have to be just one room tion team travels to all the Southwest site. Originally the estate of William interested in architecture and design, The Woodland with its graceful curving paths and
11:00am – 5:00pm
students reflected on the personal into indentured servitude, probably in their school: it can be much larger. libraries––Paschalville, Eastwick, Hamilton, a botanist and plant col- the 18th century Hamilton Mansion, mile-long perimeter circuit is a great place for a Nature Nights: Firefly Night:
experiences of the historic residents to help make ends meet. The main focus of education at Bar- and Kingsessing––with free pro- lector in the late 1700’s (a friend of recognized as the earliest example of peaceful walk, jog, or bike ride. Its arts, culture and Learn about this urban ecosystem
tram’s Garden is to spark a child’s love grams for children. Check your local John Bartram’s son, William), The domestic Federal architecture in the crafts program take place year around. and the creatures who call it home
Agnes Hill
By Tykia Jerry of self-directed learning––something library for dates! Woodlands was repurposed as a country, sits at the center of the site of the coolest places to hang out in after dark. Thursday, June 21,
to carry with them into their adult- • Mark your calendars for the Honey “rural cemetery” in 1840. Back then, and is open for tours on Thursdays the summer. And all of those trees 6:00pm – 9:00pm
I’m struggling. hood. Festival on September 9: a day of cemeteries functioned like public April – October at 10 am, 12 pm, make it an excellent place to spot Nature Nights: Bat & Moth
How could I not be? More information on children’s free activities for all ages. parks and The Woodlands was a and 2 pm. New this year, we’re offer- birds, bugs, and other wildlife. Keep Night: Explore the mysteries sur-
It’s the story of my momma and papa. programming is available at bartrams- • Kids can explore the Garden with spacious and green area just outside ing “Second Saturday Tours” May – an eye out for our resident pair of rounding Bats and Moths with the
My old grandmother and grandfather. garden.org: their families any time, seven days a of the city, established nearly thirty October with a special themed tour Red Tailed Hawks! Academy of Natural Sciences. Thurs-
• Bartram’s Garden offers free field week! years before the public park system at 11 am, and a House & Cemetery We host a number of free com- day, August 16, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
I sometimes think that I was born to struggle. trips for classes from Southwest For more details, please contact and Fairmount Park was set up. Tour at 1 pm. munity events throughout the year. Starr Herr-Cardillo Grave is
Born in struggle. Born because of struggle. Philadelphia schools. Transportation Education Manager Leslie Gale at Today, The Woodlands maintains The Woodlands is also home to And yes, Halloween is, our favorite Gardener Program Manager at The
But that changed when I was freed included. lgale@bartramsgarden.org much the same role. As the largest more than 700 trees—shading the season. Join our mailing list at www. Woodlands (Photo courtesy of Ryan
from the manacles that shackled my tribe, my family. open green space in the area, we grounds and making it literally one woodlandsphila.org to stay up to Collerd)
I only left one behind. But soon he will join me too.
Join my tribe and my family once more.

But only if I can get out of this struggle.


An Artist Speaks: Works from the Garden – Ms. Pumpkin
Money too little struggle. By Zach Webber made up a dance to that song. When BG: Why does being at Bartram’s
My tribe too big struggle. Garden inspire you as an artist?

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my mother—and I miss you, Ma—saw
Two will have to go. Or maybe three. artram’s Gardem (BG) recently me dancing, she smiled at me. That Ms. Pumpkin It’s beautiful out
No, no, just two. The two will have to go struggle. interviewed Ms. Pumpkin a girl is still dancing. here. It’s peace and quiet. I have my
But who will it be? Who will struggle? dancer who will perform her BG: Can art create positive music; I come out here and dance
Who will know of struggle choreographed performance of Mi- change? and make dances up, then I walk
before they know what struggle is?
chael Jackson’s “Earth Song” ahead of Ms. Pumpkin: When I hear negative down 56th Street to the river: it
Oh, how can I do this? Why must I do this?
No, no, I won’t do this! an upcoming outdoor movie night. things, like bad news on TV, I’ve got to is beautiful, back there, to sit and
They cannot know of struggle. BG: Why is making art important dance. I dance out of anger. That’s my watch the water and watch the boats
I promised this to him when I left him behind. to you? thing: I’m dancing because these kill- pass. It’s nice. Then, when they have
I promised they would know nothing of struggle. Ms. Pumpkin: My mom was a ings got to stop. I’ve made up dances the shows and stuff, I feel the music
But I am struggling. dancer. I started dancing when I was about cancer . . . stop and frisk . . . war and I start dancing and the kids start
Feeding five mouths on a few dollars like 12. Understand this: when I dance, . . . gun violence. Like my sister says, I screaming and hollering. I want to
TheVillage was featured as the Philadelphia 76ers “3-Point Community Partner” on Saturday, March it means something to me. In the late can’t save the world, but if I dance to be near flowers and the animals and
ain’t working no more. 24, 2018. At the game, Ms Rosalyn Hooks, one of theVillage’s amazing foster parents was honored.
I guess that’s why I am here. She is currently fostering five siblings age 1 through 10-years-old. Thanks to our generous donors at ‘70s or early ‘80s, Stevie Wonder came this music, they understand what I’m the trees. That’s why I dance outside.
In front of a white door. Standing on a black mat. last year’s Art Works, 140 children and family members from Southwest Philadelphia attended along out with a song called “Ribbon in the saying with my body language. I can’t Zach Webber is Arts & Culture
With two broken promises behind me. with some staff from theVillage. TheVillage, at 6517 Chester Avenue, has provided hope for Southwest Sky.” I just shut my eyes and listened explain anything to you; I do the danc- Programs Manager at Bartram’s
families for the past 141 years. It can be reached 215-730-2240.
to the music. I said, “Okay . . .” and I ing. That’s how I feel. Garden
10 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper April 6, 2018

Bartram’s Garden Annual Plant Sale BARTRAM’S GARDEN AT A GLANCE WEDNESDAY


EVENING FREE
FISHING
We invite you to explore our vibrant garden, riverfront, and Southwest Philadelphia’s gateway to our
Some Bartram history and my favorite plants city’s parks and trails. Accessible by car, trolley, bicycle, or by foot, our grounds are open every day of Free bait and tackle
supplied. Drop in—no
After many of his travels Bartram the year. Guided tours and maps are available from our Welcome Center during hours of operation, or registration required.
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ing laboratory in Philadelphia to study
you may explore the Garden on your own.
4/25 • 6–8pm
and cultivate, eventually establishing We hope you will visit often and take part in our diverse programs. Events are all free and open to the 5/30 • 6–8pm
By Mary Mantey an international nursery business that public, unless noted.
6/27 • 6–8pm

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supplied seeds, plants, and botanical
’m so excited for Earth Day, April insights to gardeners, scientists, and 4/14 • 11am Second Saturday 5/16 • 5–6:30pm Grow It 8/31 • 7:30pm Family Outdoor 7/25 • 6–8pm
21, 2018, that I wet my plants! That intellectuals in England and Europe. Seeds of Dissent Tour Yourself Workshop Movie Night 8/29 • 6–8pm
wetting, of course, is in preparation The Bartrams propagated over 4,000 The Geology of the Garden: How Summer Planting & Maintaining
for the Annual Bartram’s Garden Plant native and exotic plants, like our Jef- 9/8 • 11am Second Saturday 9/26 • 5–7pm
Deep Can We Go? Your Garden
Sale from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. fersonia diphylla, a rare and desirable Seeds of Dissent Tour
Every spring Bartram’s Garden holds native woodland perennial that was 4/18 • 5–6:30pm Grow It 5/20 Love Your Park Historic The Black History of Bartram’s
its plant sale to honor the Bartram named to honor Thomas Jefferson in Yourself Workshop Open House Garden with Historian Sharece FREE EVENING
legacy and “The Father of American 1792. Dutchman’s Pipe Vine, Aris- What to Plant and How to Plant All tours are free Blakney ROWBOATING
Botany,’’ where we showcase our rare tolochia durior, is a vigorous twining WITH DJ OSAGIE
and “most curious” of plants. Among vine that bears small, mahogany- and 5/25 • 8:15pm Family Outdoor 9/9 Honey Festival & Fall Plant
the sale items are heritage roses, pond cream-colored, pipe-shaped flowers SEASON OPENER & Movie Night Sale Drop in—no registration
SPRING PLANT SALE required.
plants, historic boxwoods, vegetable amid lush, heart-shaped foliage. The Free Boating
and herbs starts, as well as beautiful flowers provide nectar for the na- 5/31 • 7:30pm BirdPhilly Sunset Full Moon Tuesday
native perennials, shrubs, and trees. tive pipe-vine swallowtail butterflies, 4/20 • 4pm Members-Only Bird Walk 9/21 • 6:45pm Family Outdoor 5/29 • 7–9pm
John Bartram, a self-taught natural- and the leaves are an important food Preview Sale Movie Night
ist, traveled for months at a time, on source for the caterpillars. 6/1 Hiphop Hoedown Summer Solstice
4/21 • 10am–2pm Public Sale Ticketed event to support the 9/28 Tidal Schuylkill Boat Parade Thursday
foot or horseback, as far as Florida My personal favorite “curiosity”, is
and Nova Scotia to seek the full the Sensitive Plant, Mimosa pudica. A Sankofa Community Farm 6/21 • 7–9pm
4/21 • 11am–3pm Free Boating 10/4 Twilight in the Garden Gala
range of North American plant life. perennial herb of the pea family, also A local resident finds it hard to decide which of the many flowers, plants or shrubs to bring home from the Begins Full Moon Friday
annual Plant Sale at Bartram’s Garden. This year’s gala sale takes place April 21 6/7 • 4–8pm Philly Beer Week: Ticketed event
The most famous of his discoveries known as the Touch Me Not Plant, Then every Saturday until October 7/27 • 7–9pm
Beer & Boats
was found on a Georgia riverbank in it is well-known for closing its leaves squeezes the leaves shut. perching on the stem of a copper iris in 28, weather permitting 10/7 Fall Southwest Fish Off! Full Moon Sunday
Ticketed event
1765 when John and his son Wil- when touched. If disturbed externally, Iris fulva, another rare species we a painting that became an entry in his 8/26 • 7–9pm
liam discovered the Franklinia tree, certain regions of the plant trigger a offer, is a native wetland iris with classic, The Birds of North America. 4/21 • 2–3:30pm Rain Check 6/9 • 11am Second Saturday 10/13 • 11am Second Saturday
or Franklinia alatamaha, which they release of various chemicals, includ- exquisite copper-colored flowers. It is To learn more about the Annual Full Moon Monday
Workshop Seeds of Dissent Tour Seeds of Dissent Tour
named after John’s friend Benjamin ing potassium ions, within the body a beardless, crestless iris that is native Plant Sale, visit http://bartramsgarden. 9/24 • 6:30–8:30pm
How to Get a Rain Barrel + More Springs Bartram’s Cider Mill and the North
Franklin. The tree went extinct in the of the plant. These chemicals make to swamps and wetlands of the deep org/event/spring-open-house-plant- American History of Apples
wild after 1803, and it exists today water and electrolytes flow out of the South and of the lower Mississippi Val- sale-2018 6/29 • 8:30pm Family Outdoor
only because the Bartrams propa- cell, resulting in a loss of cell pressure. ley. In March 1821, John James Audu- Mary Mantey is a gardener at Bar- 4/24 • Sunset Members-Only Movie Night 10/14 Harvest Festival & JB Jawn
gated and distributed it. This causes the cell to collapse, which bon painted a pair of parula warblers tram’s Garden. Kayaking Begins Concert
Then every Tuesday until end of 7/14 • 11am Second Saturday Free Boating
Answers to all of your Bartram’s Garden Boating Questions October, weather permitting
5/6 • 6:30am BirdPhilly Sunrise
Seeds of Dissent Tour
Sankofa Community Farm with Co- 11/10 • 11am Second Saturday
By Danielle Redden waiver, and we will get you out on the How many people can fit in a Director Chris Bolden-Newsome Seeds of Dissent Tour
water. There is a 30-minute time limit kayak? Single kayaks can accommo- Bird Walk Exploring the North Mile with Starr
Every Saturday, from April 21 for kayaks and a 45-minute limit for date one person, up to 300 pounds. 7/20 • 8:15pm Family Outdoor Herr-Cardillo of The Woodlands
5/12 Love Your Park Volunteer Movie Night
through the end of October, 11am rowboats. If you prefer to go in a boat Tandem kayaks (2 to 3 person kayaks) Day
to 3pm, we offer free walk-up kayak- with an experienced rower, rather than can accommodate either two adults, HANDMADE HOLIDAYS &
ing and rowboating on the Lower paddle or row a boat yourself, then we an adult and a child, or two adults and 8/10 • 8pm Family Outdoor
5/12 • 11am Second Saturday Movie Night GREENS SALE
Schuylkill River. Are you interested in have trained rowers who can take you a small child. Seeds of Dissent Tour
boating but nervous about getting out out. How many people can fit in a row- 11/30 • 4pm Members-Only
8/11 • 11am Second Saturday
on the water? Below we try to answer What equipment is provided? We’ll boat? Up to three adults. 5/13 10am BirdPhilly Mother’s Seeds of Dissent Tour Preview Sale
all your questions about our popular provide all the basic equipment you What happens if I fall out? It rarely Day Bird Walk The Kingsessing Bean with Seed 5400 Lindbergh Blvd.
program: need: a rowboat or kayak, paddle or happens, but kayaks sometimes tip 12/1 • 10am–2pm Public Sale Philadelphia, PA 19143
5/13 • 3–7pm Spring Southwest Saver Owen Taylor
First, the basics: No experience is oars, and life jackets for all ages and
necessary and all are welcome. This is sizes. Volunteers provide very basic ANSWERS Fish Off! BARTRAMSGARDEN.ORG
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THERE’S ROOM FOR ALL AT Colorectal Cancer – Screening Vital for African Americans over Age 50!
BARTRAM’S GARDEN
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able, Treatable, Beatable was discovered: diagnosis and therapy at
N TEER the topic of discussion at the the same time!
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Philadelphia Hospital Cafeteria at 501 developing from polyps and removal
South 54th Street. The centerpiece before significant growth starts. Other
of the event was the comprehensive than that, maintaining a healthy life-
presentation by gastroenterology spe- style, with exercise, weight control and
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cialist, Dr. Ronald Concha-Parra, MD a diet that includes good amounts of
who began with a detailed description fruit, vegetables, and whole grains and
of the causes, prevalence, and difficulty lower quantities of red meat.
of diagnosis of the disease with inner- Dr, Concha-Parra concluded his
city men and women. From there lively talk with a description of rela-
he moved to the important question tively new diagnostic approach avail-
treatment and prevention. able at Mercy called CT colonography
Dr. Concha-Parra began his vivid, which is a minimal invasive cat scan.
powerpoint aided presentation by us- Dr. Ronald Concha-Parra, MD chats with attendees at Mercy’s workshop on Colorectal Cancer on March CTC involves a much shorter exam
ing anatomy drawings to show where 17. With early colonoscopy screening, African Americans can beat the unfavorable odds on diagnosis, time and minimal recovery period and
the disease strikes – in the bowel area treatment and survival. requires no anesthesia. When polyps
JOIN of the gastrointestinal tract. There it known as colonoscopy by age 50. mental – a matter of life and death! or cancer lesions are discovered (about
starts and grows without providing While that test routine – involving Dr. Concha-Parra indicated that 10 percent of the time) a traditional
any warning signs like pain or swelling washing out one’s stomach and intes- with early and if necessary regular colonoscopy is required to remove
– until bleeding or blockage begins. tines by drinking about a gallon of colonoscopies, the survival rate from them. And, the bowel cleansing rou-
These facts are important because liquid - is not very pleasant, its benefits colorectal cancer soars to over 90 per- tine is also required.
they emphasize the critical need for in terms of early discovery of small cent! The advantage of hospital colo- For more information, visit www.
people – particularly men – to start harmless growths called polyps or noscopies is that the attending surgeon mercyhealth.org or call 1.877. GO
scheduling the diagnostic procedure cancer lesions themselves are monu- can actually remove any growths he MERCY.
20% OFF
MEMBERSHIP Suburban Seniors Support Students
through May 31, 2018 By Ted Behr snow-covered campus in sympathy
Promo code: SWGLOBE with students at nearby Penncrest High.
The message is clear. “Enough is It had been their intention to assemble
bartramsgarden.org Enough” when it comes to gun violence at the school and join in a student
– in our schools, streets, and homes. walkout but were not permitted to do
In an upwelling sense of community, so for security reasons.
a group of concerned senior citizens Several of the seniors commented
Get outside with us this spring! joined forces spiritually with the na-
tion’s youth last week to march against
that they were in regular contact with
their state and national legislators
the scourge of gun violence. in an effort to break free numerous
Come here to bike, create, think, relax, boat, or fish. You are part of
More than 40 residents of White bills and overtures aimed at tighten-
a special community that cares about Bartram’s Garden’s deep roots Horse Village in suburban Edgemont ing gun registration rules and back-
and exciting future. PA turned out for a symbolic 17-min- ground checks, limiting the sale of
ute walk on March 14 along the paths assault weapons and multiple-round More than 40 senior citizens - some in their late 90’s – braved cold, blustery weather in a symbolic
In addition to great benefits like free tours, discounted classes, and at their retirement center. The elderly ammunition clips, enforcing better 17-minute march late last month to reinforce their support for legislation that would reduce risks of the
sunset boating, member support sustains this amazing public space. group – several in their late 90’s – car- security in schools, and improving gun violence which is periodically devastating our nation’s schools.
ried placards bearing the names and the quality of primary and secondary umbine, Sandy Hook and Parkland killed and maimed in our urban areas
Room for All is a new fund that supports our free public programs.
photos of the 17 children slain at education as a whole. attract immediate, widespread out- day after day.
Your gift above and beyond your membership is greatly appreciated. Stockton High in Parkland, Florida and Others with connections with rage and calls for action, there is little Information for this article was pro-
Contributions can be made at the Welcome Center or online. signs affirming “Support for Students.” Southwest Philadelphia noted that recognition and impetus for change vided by Carol Taylor. The photo was
They marched respectfully around their while the tragic mass killings in Col- when equivalent numbers of youth are graciously submitted by Megan Craven.
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Listen to Our Feathered Friends:
The Garden is the stop-off point for a Attention SW Business People - Cobbs Creek Clean-up
chirping birds.
variety of migrating birds every the
spring and fall. Come during these Economic Empowerment Seminar a difference in the Darby-Cobbs Wa-
Fishing the Schuylkill: The Com-
munity Boathouse will host free fish-
times and look at and listen to these
colorful winged visitors, as well as the
Hosted by Rep. McClinton, free, expert tips
starting/growing an enterprise
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and community resource. Helpers are

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ing derbys on May 13 and October 7. resident bird population. Free bin- strongly advised to wear sturdy, closed-
In the meantime, borrow a free rod oculars are available in the Welcome establish a business and discover avail- rab friends, family members toe shoes and prepare to get dirty clean-
and bait at the Welcome Center and
catch some perch at one of the many
Center if you need to borrow a pair.
Relieve More Stress! There is a
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expand operations. Certified financial
and community groups and
join us at the annual Cobbs
ing up! Gloves and trash bags provided.
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lovely spots along the river. lovely pond where you can watch the advisors will share tips on how to pre- Creek Cleanup on April 23, 2016, at This Cobbs Creek Cleanup is part of
Take a Historical Tour: Chat with goldfish, and we think it is particularly hursday, April 12th at 6 p.m. pare and build for the future-banking, 9:00 am. Volunteers should show up at the 32nd annual Darby-Cobbs Wa-
life-long residents of the Kingsessing beautiful in late summer. Say hello to Representative McClinton will budget management, savings, invest- 78th Street and Saturn Place, near Pen- tershed Cleanup, organized by Darby
area about Bartram’s storied his- the gardeners that care for it when you host an Economic Empower- ing, credit repair, and repaying student rose Elementary School. Street parking Creek Valley Association. Volunteers
tory and how the neighborhood has see them. ment and Entrepreneurship Seminar loans. is available on 78th Street. are much appreciated, as community
changed over time. The Garden hosts Have a toss: Bring your football or at the Ezekiel Baptist Church, 5701 For more information, phone The effort will involve pick-up of participation has a big impact! Those
free monthly tours from April to frisbee and have a toss on the lawn by Grays Avenue. All are welcome to par- 215-748-6712 or visit facebook.con/ trash in the park along Darby Creek requiring more information can email
November with different topics every the ginkgo tree. It is the oldest tree of ticipate as we discuss the basic steps to RepMcClinton. during this Earth Day initiative, making EastwickFNC@gmail.com.
second Saturday of the month at 11am. its kind in all of North America and
Enjoy an Evening Boating Party: the ginkgo species lived on this planet
Rock on the river at night during our hundreds of millions of years ago
Free Classes
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free full moon and solstice boating when there were dinosaurs.
parties. We’ll have music by DJ Osagie, Watch the Seasons Change: Visit
refreshments, and boats!
Stock up on Great Veggies: Get the
the Garden as the growing season
begins and pick out a particular plant.
How to Rehab Houses!
freshest, most sustainably grown pro- Then come back regularly and see how
duce in the city at affordable prices at your favorite grows and changes. If Jumpstart is a new model for community
the Sanfoka Community Farm Stand Historic John Bartram House. Built by the naturalist following his purchase of the 43 acres overlooking the you don’t know it’s name, stop in at the
on Thursdays afternoons during the Schuylkill River in 1728. A friend of Franklin and Jefferson, he planted flowers, shrubs and trees gathered
from all over the American colonies and imported from Europe.
Welcome Center and we’ll help you development that provides training, mentoring,
growing season – located on Lind- identify and learn more about it.
bergh Boulevard at the entrance of the Lend a hand: Bartram’s Garden loons, and your cake. If the winter is The ways in which this garden can networking, and financing options for aspiring
Garden and Bartram’s Village.
Get Creative with Crafts: Test out
hosts volunteer days twice month:
Garden and grounds work on the
cold or rainy, don’t worry, the Garden
has indoor space available for rent. Or
be used is limited only by the number
of people that come to visit. When
local developers.
your artistry and creativity by join- second Saturday; Farm chores on the plan your wedding at this gorgeous you see Bartram’s Garden staff on site,
ing one of our artist workshops. The fourth Saturday. Get in a good work- spot! please say hello! We are here to care
Classes will be Session 1
talented teachers provide guidance out and support your community at Relieve Stress. There is a really big for this Garden for you––for every- offered in three,  Create a Development Strategy

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and all of the supplies you need. For the same time. rock at the edge of the water––it used one––and especially for our Southwest 3-hour sessions and Identify Your Team
Southwest residents for whom the fee Celebrate! The Garden is a great to mark the edge of John Bartram’s Philly neighbors. Wednesdays 2-5 pm  Source a Property
is a concern, the Welcome Center may place for an outdoor birthday party or property. Go look for it, sit there for as Aseel Rasheed is Visitors Services
be able to arrange a scholarship to other joyous events for families and long as you like, and contemplate your Manager at Bartam’s Garden. (Photo
at the offices of Session 2
lighten the burden. friends. Pack your blankets, your bal- blessings. courtesy of Adam McNeil) Southwest CDC 6328  Do Your Due Diligence

Paschall Ave.  Find Your Financing

Philadelphia PA  Develop Design & Procure Permits


ANSWERS the boats. ers aged 12 to 17 can be in a rowboat Please check our Facebook page for
Session 3
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CONTINUES FROM PAGE 10 What should I wear? We’ll pro- or kayak by themselves, as long as a any last-minute updates on cancella- CLASSES  Customize Construction
vide your lifejacket, but you should supervising adult is present. Youth tions: www.facebook.com/bartrams-
over. We have trained volunteer safety wear clothes you can move around under age 12 must be accompanied by boathouse STARTING  Lease/Manage/Sell Your Property
boaters who will help you get back into in. In cooler weather, avoid cot- an adult or one of our river interns in a How can I be more involved? Our
your boat or back to the dock. Every- ton––no jeans! Cotton will not keep tandem kayak or a rowboat. programs are run by an amazing team May 2nd APPLY NOW at
one wears a life vest and they keep you you warm if it gets wet. It is recom- Is the free Saturday boating ever of trained boathouse volunteers. This sww.junpstartsouthwest.com
afloat! mended you wear synthetic mate- cancelled? Yes! We cancel in the event is a great volunteer gig if you love
Will I get wet? Yes, everyone gets a rials, silk, or wool. Avoid wearing of high winds, lightning, excessive being out on the water. If you want
For more information
little wet, especially in a kayak. In our heavy boots. temperatures, and/or combined sewer to volunteer or have any questions, contact Steve Kuzmicki
tandem kayaks, your seat and legs can Are there any age limits? All overflows. Overflows happen when please contact River Programs Man- 215- 729-0736 or
get soaked. The rowboats are much minors must have a waiver signed by there is a significant rainstorm up to ager Danielle Redden at danielle@ steven@southwestcdc.org
drier, but water still finds its way into a parent or supervising adult. Boat- 24 hours before Saturday morning. bartramsgarden.org.
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Local Student Wins Award for Clean Air Workshop on Impact of Flooding
His Dr. King Essay due to major storms and stormwater of suffering from mold.
APRIL 23
A
backup, and a much smaller basis Recognizing these liabilities, a coali-
graduating senior at Phila- faced by individual householders. tion of groups is putting on a work-

T
delphia Military Academy, These risks include the obvious ones shop about mold and flooding at the
Isaac Sawyer wrote a two-page here are serious consequences of financial loss and bodily injury and Eastwick Public Library,2851 Island
speech titled, “Keeping Dr. King’s from flooding both on a large loss of the use of a cherished home for Avenue, Monday, April 23rd from 4:00
Dream Alive.” He presented it Tues- scale, community-wide level short and long periods of time. to 6:00 p.m.

Welcome
day, March 27, 2018, at Vision of The group consists of representatives
Hope Church in Jenkintown PA in an from Drexel, National Nurse-Led Care
event sponsored by the Black Clergy Consortium, Liberty Lutheran, Energy

Fair
of Philadelphia and Vicinity. Sawyer Coordinating Agency, the Philadelphia
referenced the early history of Dr. Health Department and Clean Air
King through his March on Washing- Isaac Sawyer of Southwest Philadelphia in his
Council. This project is a coalition of
ton, emphasizing the beloved activist’s Philadelphia Military Academy uniform at the groups all involved with the Franklin
impact on the country during his life-
time and the relevance of what he said
Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity rostrum
delivering powerful remarks about the legacy of for New Americans Institute’s Climate Urban Systems
Partnership. http://www. cuspproject.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
and did in today’s world. To a chorus Other less obvious risks from flood- org/cities/ philadelphia#.WnICM2n-
of “Amen’s” from the audience Sawyer a check for $500 to Dr. Cassandra Wednesday, April 11, 2018 ing, however, are the health concerns, wbIU.
concluded his oration with, “Dr. King Graves of Evelyn Graves Ministry, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. particularly from the growth of mold. The presentation will largely be a
died believing...It’s up to us to keep Dr. Sawyer’s mentor and spiritual advi- Mold infestation can occur within “Do’s and Don’ts” of mold and flood-
King’s dream alive.” sor, on Sawyer’s behalf. Since Sawyer Paschalville Library 48 hours of flooding and can cause ing in general, offering a variety of
Subsequently, it was determined plans to apply for college enrollment, shortness of breath, stuffy noses, and resources offered by the City and the
that the young man’s essay had won the prize will probably be invested in 215-685-2662 irritated eyes or skin. People who have non-profit organizations involved. We
first prize in the city-wide contest. In the first year’s tuition. 70th Street and Woodland Avenue asthma, pregnant women, infants, the have funds for food and refreshments
evening award ceremony, Black Clergy Dr. Graves provided the information elderly and people with immune sys- as well as $25 visa gift cards for 25
President Jay Broadnax presented for this article. f tem problems are at even higher risk people.
AT THE WORKSHOP YOU WILL LEARN:
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - A Remembrance
Custom Arts Studio
By Ali Sherif About climate change & its impacts on our city For more information and to register
Are you an immigrant or refugee? How to keep your home & family safe from flooding for the workshop, please contact:
Maggie McNulty
Dr. King was born in 1929, How to prevent mold in your home
He made freedom a sign,
Do you have questions about Public resources available to you in Philadelphia
mlm535@drexel.edu
FOR ALL OF YOUR TRAVEL NEEDS
Your IDEA. Our TECHNIQUE.
(215)-820-8160
He marched with a crowd, living and working in the
Screaming for freedom out loud,
United States? ABOUT OUR PROJECT 215-476-0983
Walking through the stormy cloud,
The "Breathing Easy in a Changing Climate" Call Immediately and ask about
WWW.
He fought for my race. At the Welcome Fair, Workshop is part of an education and research
Didn’t care about the color of one’s face,
He walked in the rain. we will have information on
project led by the Clean Air Council, Drexel
University, Energy Coordinating Agency, Liberty
Amateur Night At The Apollo KEISHADWHATLEY
You might think that’s insane,
• jobs and careers COM
But he fought through the pain, Lutheran, the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium,
and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.
New York
• green cards and citizenship
He did the best he can,
He made himself a true man, • education and English classes Wednesday, June 13, 2018
The project teaches community members about the
He did it for black and white, • healthcare, benefits, and more health impacts of climate change. It also provides Specializing in:
So we could walk in the same light,
Free. No sign-up required. participants with strategies  to keep their homes
Dr. King made everything so much clearer. safe from flooding and mold. Workshop Museum of the Bible PORTRAITS
ALL ARE WELCOME!
We look the same in a different mirror,
participants will learn about the public and low-
Rosa taught us how to sit and stand;
Washington, D.C.
MURALS
She did the best she can. cost resources available to them.

Our freedom was also bought by men like Martin The two-hour workshop includes group discussion, Saturday, June 2, 2018
He taught us how to walk and run,
He did the best he can,
presentations, and activities. Participants will
receive a $25 gift card as a thank you at the end of
BOOK ILLUSTRATION
And now it’s our turn!
the workshop.

5119 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19143


LIVE PAINTING
Reprinted from the February 21, 2013 issue
of the Globe Times when Ali Sherif was a
THIS PROGRAM IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY THE INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES
www.stressfreetravelinc.com
7th grade student at Penrose School
267.625.0572
SPRING FEVER SALE
April 6, 2018 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 21

3 pc 36‖ TIER & SWAG BATH TOWELS FULL SHEET


SETS – PRINTED Thick & Thirsty SETS
QUILT $399 SHEER
BEDSPREAD
$699 $ 899 PANELS • FREE INCOME TAX RETURN PREPARATION • PA House Judiciary Hearings on Gun Legislation: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Room 140, Main

SETS $1899& UP BED IN BAGS $ 799


60‖ Wide x
84‖ Long
• Ebenezer Church, 5649 Christian St. 19143: Mon & Tue 12pm-6:00pm; Wed & Thu
10am-2pm; Sat 9am-2pm
Capitol, 501 N 3rd St. Harrisburg (Other hearings, same time & place, April 10, 11, 12).
Info: 717-787-7895 or Email: LCO-Southeast@pahouse.net
Full - Queens - Kings • Dixon House, 1920 S 20th St. 19146: Mon & Wed 5pm-7:30pm; Sat 9am-3pm
APRIL 11
FAUX SILK PANELS $3999 & up KITCHEN SLICES
• Achieveability, 59 N 60th St. 19139, Tue & Thu 9am-7pm (Appointment Only); Sat
9am-1pm
84‖ Lengths • Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Church, 428 N 41st St. 19104, Mon 2pm-7:30pm; Fri 10am-3pm; • Culinary & Hospitality Career Night, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Delaware County Community
KING $499 ASSORTED Sat 9am-3pm College, Marple Campus Upper Lobby, 901 S. Media Line Road. Media, PA, Info/Advance

SHEET $699 Registration: April 14 dccc.edu/career-night or call 610-723-4000.


15 pc BATH SETS BATH RUGS APRIL 6
SETS $1099 • Annual Darby Creek Clean-Up, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Heinz National Wildlefe Refuge.
2 for $999
Values to $1599

30% Off • Deadline for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program LIHEAP Grants. Contact
Southwest CDC, 6328 Paschall Ave. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 215-729-0800
Bags, gloves, lunch provided. Outdoors work clothes & footwear needed. 8601 Lindbergh
Blvd., Phone 215-365-3118 or visit johnheinznwr@fws.gov
SHOWER CURTAINS
CARPET RUNNERS
Sheer, em- Including Hooks COMFORTERS 8-Foot Long
APRIL 7 APRIL 14

broidered $599 EMOJI • Volunteer Day, Bartram’s Garden, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 5401 Lindbergh Blvd. weeding,
LINED PANELS & UP
$1599&& up $1899
SHEET SETS
• Job Fair – Mann Center, 123 S. Broad St. 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Entry: Press Gate, 52nd and
Ave of the Republic (Companies: National Event Security, Best Beverage Concessions;
pruning, clean up, planting: No experience necessary; dress for outdoors; bring gloves if
you have them. Info: 215-729-5281 or info@bartramsgarden.org
Attached Standard Parking. Info (p) 215-546-7900 x 138, tcrocker@manncenter.org
Valance $1099 QUEEN SIZE SHEET SETS $999 Values to $1999
APRIL 14 / APRIL 21
• 11th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Not involved on your block? Join
100% COTTON others at Schuylkill Banks trail beautifi cation projects, including mulching, light pruning
INSULATED BLACK OUT Deep Pockets • 600 Thread Count TWIN SHEET and trash pickup. Meet on the trail under the Walnut Street Bridge. Gloves, tools and water
• Tour a Philadelphia-area Water Treatment Facility: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Meet with
experts to learn how the Phila. Water Department keeps ample supplies of safe drinking
PANELS 63‖ & 84 ― $2499& up SETS
will be provided. Info: zoe.axelrod@srdc.net.
and household water fl owing to our homes and businesses. Reserve your spot: Contact:
QUEEN $999 3 pc
• Nature Tots – Nature Walk (Age 3-5) 1:00 – 11:00 a.m. Heinz National Wildlife Refuge,
www.phillyh2o.info/oenhouse2018
SHEET BATH
WINDOW IN A BAG SET $699 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., story telling, crafts, nature walks, More! Registration required:
SETS $999 84” Long Values to $49.99 RUG SETS APRIL 15
1199
Brianna_Patrick@fws.gov, or 215-365-3118
$ Assorted Colors
$1999 • Bird Walks (Most Saturday & Sunday Mornings) Guided by Experts: Usually 9:00 - 11:00
• Tree Giveaway (Yard Trees) Heinz National Wildlife Refuge 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 8601
Lindbergh Blvd. Reserve at http://treephilly.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/UPDATED-
a.m. Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Phone 215-365-3118 or visit
SHOWER LINERS VINYL MINI BLINDS Tree-22943-CarePacket-Final_ForWeb_Final2.pdf.
7SHOWER LINERSSETS
PIECE COMFORTER White, Alabaster, Black
johnheinznwr@fws.gov
BED FULL & QUEEN • Welcome Fair for New Americans, 10:00 a/.m.- 1:00 p.m. Paschalville Library, 70th St. &
$199 $599 JAQUARD APRIL 8 Woodland Ave. Information on jobs & careers, green cards, and citizenship, education &
PILLOWS
$499
$3999 & up PANELS • Children: Come & Sing! SW Phila. Community Children’s Choir, (K-8) 1:30 – 3:30 (Every
English classes, healthcare, benefi ts, & more. No advance signup needed, Info: 215-685-2662

Special Group Sunday. The Common Place, 58th St. & Chester Ave. Info: thespot@thecommonplacephilly.com APRIL 16
FREE LAYAWAYS !! 2 for $999 84” Long
APRIL 9 • Last Day to Register to vote in the May 15 Primary Election. Info: visit Committee of

SMILES’
Seventy: www.seventy.org/tools/elections
• Evening with Guitarist Lou Barlow, 7;00 – 10:00 p.m. Bartram’s Garden,5400 Lindbergh
FAMILY
Blvd. Info/Tickets: (215) 729-5281 or info@bartramsgarden.org APRIL 18 – MAY 9
OWNED
SINCE • Dance for Health – Open to All: Sponsored By Penn Nursing at The Common Place • Free, Four-Week Career Development Workshop Series: Wednesdays, 5:00 – 5:45 p.m.
1938 (Every Monday) 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. 58th & Chester Ave. (Parking entrance off 58th St.) Univ. of the Sciences, Alumni Hall, Woodland Ave. at 43 St/ (See Ad, Page 22 this issue
OPEN MON.— SAT. 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
Refreshments. Info: Terri 215-898-2259 for details. Note: Advance registration required: e.lohbau@usciences.edu or 215.596.8970.
215-726-3900 6129-31 Woodland Avenue
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APRIL 21

• Spring Open House & Plant Sale, 10:00


a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Bartram’s Garden,
5400 Lindbergh Blvd.

• Health & Wellness Fair - Victory


Christian Center 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.,
5220 Whitby Avenue, Free

• Bike Ride – Cobbs Creek Environmental


Center To Bartram’s River Plaza (Rain
date from April 7): Starts 10:00 a.m. at
56th St. & the Schuylkill River, next to
Bartram’s Garden. See Ad, Page 18 this
issue for details.

• Free Screenings for Glucose and Blood


Pressure (Keystone First); Info from
VIP/Medicare, Chip, Philadelphia
Care for the Aging, American Diabetes
Association, Fitness Classes, & more!
Info: 215 474-2717

• Men’s Prayer Breakfast – Open to All.


8:30 – 10:00 a.m. The Common Place,
58th & Chester Ave. (Every 3rd Sat.)

MORE FOR LESS


Info: www.thecommonplacephilly.
org or 267-275-8238 Email: info@ 6340 Woodland Avenue Philadelphia PA
thecommonplacephilly.org Open Monday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
• Black Male Educators Convening 215-726-7110 www.moreforlessoutlet.
9: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Speakers/
Discussion/Networkign on development,
Great Selection of iphones & Androids - Rock-Bottom Prices
recruitment and retention of Black male
educators. Temple Univ.- Gittis Student TAX
Ctr. 1755 N 13th St. Philadelphia. Visit:
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APRIL 23

• Open workshop on Mold & Flooding


– 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Eastwick Public
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APRIL 30

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NATURAL AGRICULTURE TIPS FOR GROWING YOUR OWN FOOD.

GROW IT
YOURSELF COMMUNITY
GARDENING PLOTS
AT SANKOFA!
Excited about growing
food and herbs but
don’t have space at
home? Community
garden plots and classes
1. SET YOUR INTENTION: Growing food is a spiritual 4. MULCH, MULCH, AND MORE MULCH: Use broken available to residents of
and revolutionary act! The soil and seeds are alive, and down or chipped leaves, old dried out grass, or even Southwest Philadelphia
you are participating in one of the most amazing acts cardboard/paper clippings to mulch around your plants. for a $20.00 seasonal
you can do as a human being. Take time to connect to Mulch keeps plants moist and warm, reduces weeds, membership fee and
your intention for growing food throughout the season. and creates an environment for beneficial insects. commitment to grow
all summer. For summer
2. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE SOIL: Feed the soil, the soil 5. KNOW AND GROW YOUR CULTURAL FOODS: sign up at Sankofa
feeds the plants, and the plants feed you. Create a Ask a grandparent or an elder about food from your Farm Community
raised bed using free material like pallets, rocks, brick, culture. Try to grow and cook those plants this year! Garden at Bartram’s
cinder blocks. Or you can purchase wood and exterior Garden, contact: Chris
screws from local hardware store. Place cardboard 6. CHECK OUT THE PHILADELPHIA PLANTING Bolden Newsome at
on the ground first to create a barrier against weeds. GUIDE to know okragalore@gmail.com
Then fill with a quality topsoil (70%) and compost when to start
mixture(30%). Stay away from any types of chemical plants: http://
fertilizers or pesticides—they will disrupt the natural bit.ly/PSU_
Grow_Guide WE LOVE OUR
balance.
VOLUNTEERS!
3. GIVE YOUR PLANTS ENOUGH SPACE: Whether you Build a relationship with
grow from seed or transplant seedlings, check your your food, learn your
cultural foods, and connect
seed packet or ask an experienced elder about how far
to your community. Come
to space the plants from each other. Most greens like
to 2nd and 4th volunteer
collards, kale, and broccoli like to be a foot apart. Hot days from 9:30-12:30!
weather plants like tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers
like to be two feet apart. Good spacing helps control
disease and pests.

GET FRESH PRODUCE AT THE SANKOFA COMMUNITY


FARM AT BARTRAM’S GARDEN FARM STANDS
Always affordable • Chemical free • Grown here in Southwest Philly
THURSDAYS June–November, 3:30–6:30pm SATURDAYS June–November, 10am–1pm
54th & Lindbergh (entrance to Bartram’s Village) Clark Park 43rd & Chester
We accept CASH, SNAP/EBT, WIC / Senior Farmers’ Market Vouchers