“PHS Green Machine” at work at Chew Playground

“PHS Green Machine” at work at Chew Playground

WHO:  Drew Becher, PHS President

             Michael DiBerardinis, Phila. Deputy Mayor for Environmental and Community Resources

             Tom Angelucci, Dealer Marketing Manager, Philly Zone, Subaru of America

             Octavia Cherry, Recreation Leader, Chew Playground

  …And the children of the Chew Playground Day Camp

WHAT: With special funding from the William Penn Foundation, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has been working with more than a dozen Philadelphia parks since early spring, providing horticultural training and hands-on assistance to improve gardens and green spaces in neighborhoods and recreation centers.

A colorful wrapped and outfitted Subaru Outback (donated by Subaru of America) with images of flowers, plants and garden tools will be unveiled at Chew Playground, where a corner of the site has undergone Green Machine beautification. The Philadelphia Committee of the Garden Club of America provided funding for the plants at Chew and other sites.

The PHS Green Machine effort will continue throughout Philadelphia in the form of tree plantings, workshops and garden and park cleanups, providing inspiration and encouragement to everyone to spruce up their community’s green spaces.

WHEN: Thursday, August 11, 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Chew Playground, 1834 Ellsworth Street, Philadelphia 19146. (Entrance on Ellsworth Street. Press event at southeast corner of the playground.)


The kids will unveil the colorful Subaru at the end of the speakers’ program.

Green Machine projects are under way at the following parks:

Campbell Square, Allegheny Ave. and Belgrade St.

Carroll Park, 58th St. and Girard Ave.

Chew Playground, 1834 Ellsworth St.

Cianfrani Park, 8th and Fitzwater Sts.

Cliveden Park, Johnson and Musgrave Sts.

Conshohocken-Windemere Park, 3910 Conshohocken Ave.

Dickinson Square, 4th and Tasker Sts.

Gorgas Park, Ridge Ave. and Hermitage St.

Liberty Lands, North 3rd and Wildey Sts.

Palmer Park, Frankford Ave. and Palmer St.

Penn Treaty Park, Delaware Ave. and Beach St.

Reyburn Park, Lehigh Ave. and 20th St.

Vernon Park, 5818 Germantown Ave.

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