• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

Green Roundup: More LEED affordable housing opens, Southwest Philly Farm grows, Wells Fargo Center composts, Einstein and MLK High partner

  • Pocket Farm in April, 2011 | via PhiladelphiaGreen, PHS


More rain ahead today (you didn’t think fall was going to be entirely sunny and humidity-free, did you?) so bring the umbrella. DesignPhiladelphia kicks off today, and there are lots of great events, installations, and lectures to take in from now until the 23rd . For your Thursday Buzz, here's a bit of green news from around Philly.

New LEED Gold certified affordable housing opened on Sheridan Street yesterday, the City Paper reports. The 13 Sheridan Street Houses were developed by the Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, with help from the Community Design Collaborative.

Southwest Philly’s Pocket Farm grew from a serious backyard gardening project into a small urban farm, with help from a PHS City Harvest Growers Alliance grant. Grid profiles the farm and how it quickly became a community-building amenity that helps provide chemical-free produce to neighbors.

The Wells Fargo Center is composting food waste after Flyers games this season, the Business Journal reports. Compostable food waste is sorted and disposed of separately, then trucked to a composting facility in Delaware. (via Newsworks)

A farmers market popped-up at Einstein Medical Center this week, Newsworks reports. The market was a partnership between Einstein’s employee wellness program and Martin Luther King Jr. High School’s Seeds for Learning program, which teaches kids about farming and entrepreneurship.

 

The Buzz is Eyes on the Street’s morning news digest.

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