Update on the Community Garden at Mizpah Seventh-day Adventist Church
We were able to get one bed of cucumbers set up the evening of June 12th and we had a great time in the process!
We plan to set up another bed and do some transplanting again next Tuesday at 6 pm. All are welcome to come out and help Tuesday, June 19th at 6 PM at the corner of Paul and Unity Streets.
Mizpah 7th Day Adventist Church has permission to use the vacant lot next to the church at 4353 Paul Street.
The planning meeting for the Community Garden was attended by 10 residents last week and everyone brought their best ideas for the project. The good news was that a local neighbor, who knows the owner of the lot next to the church, contacted him and he was happy to give the church use of the property and would be happy to donate the land. The details of that transaction have yet to be worked out but the project is moving ahead.
On Thursday, local residents and some volunteers from Marymount Manhattan College in who were on taking Alternate Spring Break in Frankford, worked on cleaning up the block and building the first of the raised beds for the garden.
Christine Dejesus, Frankford NAC Coordinator and the volunteers from Marymount Manhattan College
If you would like to learn more and participate in the planning, the next meeting will be at 6 PM on April 3rd at Mizpah 7th Day Adventist Church at 4355 Paul Street.
Know anyone who is struggling with or is at risk of getting diabetes, high blood pressure, weight problems?
A group of Doctors and Nurse Practitioners is providing free community health education on high blood pressure and diabetes self management, weight loss training and personalized physical exercise activities programs at Mizpah Church, 4355 Paul St.
Registration starts on Sunday March 6, 2016, from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. Space is Limited so sign up early. Text or call 215-254-0749 for more information.