Time flies when you are having fun!

Ivy Ridge Green is excited to say we have started our fourth season of ‘Two on Tuesday’ volunteer work days, and for the second season in a row we are sponsored by REI! Thanks to our new volunteers from City Light Church for helping at our first site of the year, the Hermitage Street Garden.

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Filed under "Two on Tuesday", Cleanups, Events, Hermitage Street Garden : Comments (0) : Jun 7th, 2012

PHS 2011 Community Greening Award is hung at The Fountain Street Steps

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Volunteer and Manayunk handyman Dominic Petrella hangs PHS Community Greening Award at The Fountain Street Steps.

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Filed under Cleanups, Events, Fountain Street Steps, Uncategorized : Comments (0) : May 23rd, 2012

Germany Hill Planning Meeting

With a grant obtained by the Destination Schuylkill River we are able to work with Natural Lands trust to create a plan for Germany Hill. Please join us for a hands on planning workshop with Natural Lands Trust for Germany Hill and the surrounding trails and greenspace.

What: Germany Hill Planning Meeting
When: 6PM May 8th
Where: Hillside Recreation Center

Attendees will be asked to talk about their favorite places, share their knowledge of the history of the area, and discuss how and why they use the publicspaces in the neighborhood.

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Filed under Germany Hill, Uncategorized : Comments (0) : May 3rd, 2012

Mitzvah Day’s clean-up at Fountain Street Steps – April 1, 2012

WooHoooo! … this is no April Fools joke — Check out these numbers from our clean-up:

56 total volunteers involved
187 volunteer hours (includes set-up and break down)
37 trash bags, a 6’x14’x4’ pile of debris, 3 re-cycle cans fill of old bottles & cans
4 yards of compost and mulch distributed
Fountain Street Steps completely cleaned, weeded, trimmed, mulched & broom swept.
Zero injuries

Our second annual Mitzvah Day clean-up at The Fountain Street Steps was an enormous success. Our Steps look amazing and we are now ready for our big planting on ‘Love Your Park Day’ – May12th. Hope to see you there.

Many thanks to the following for working long and hard for just pretzels and water:

*Student volunteers from UPenn Mitzvah Day
* Community Day Site Leaders for St. Joseph University Global Community
* Central High School students
* Roman Catholic High School students
* Umbria Street Neighbors
* IvyRidge Green
* Team Yunkers
* All our other friends and neighbors who came out and helped

And special thanks to our partners: Philadelphia Parks & Recreations / Jason Mifflin (compost, mulch and trash pickup), PHS, PWD, The Schuylkill Project, MLK- Day of Service, The City of Philadelphia and it’s Anti-Graffiti Network for their continued support.

For more Mitzvah Day photos click here.

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Filed under "Two on Tuesday", Cleanups, Events, Fountain Street Steps, Uncategorized : Comments (0) : Apr 6th, 2012