PHS Pops Up! – A New Garden Grows on Market Street

WHEN: 

Monday, June 13, 3 p.m

.

WHERE:
20th and Market Streets, northeast corner

WHO:
Drew Becher, President, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Mayor Michael Nutter

Gerard H. Sweeney, President and CEO, Brandywine Realty Trust

Christopher Cashman, President – Commercial Markets, Independence Blue Cross

Meryl Levitz, President, GPTMC/Philly Homegrown City Harvest representative

Plus, participating chefs: Daniel Stern, R2L; Guillermo Tellez, Square 1682; Chris Scarduzio, Table 31; Michael Schulson, Sampan; Marcie Turney, Barbuzzo; Lynn Marie Rinaldi, Paradiso

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, in partnership with Brandywine Realty Trust and Independence Blue Cross, is creating a temporary garden of vegetables, herbs, grains and flowers to showcase the work of City Harvest, which provides fresh produce for underserved residents. Six of the city’s finest chefs will create special dishes using the garden’s bounty and donate proceeds back to City Harvest.

The PHS Pops Up garden features an exhibit of sustainable gardening originally created for the 2011 Philadelphia International Flower Show by Temple University Ambler staff and students.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Alan Jaffe, PHS Public Relations Manager, 215-988-8833, ajaffe@pennhort.org

Janet Lynn, PHS Public Relations Coordinator, 215-988-8836, jlynn@pennhort.org

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