Photos: Do-it-yourself neighborhood revitalization

Aine and Emaleigh, co-organizers of the W Rockland Street Project, will be talking about DIY neighborhood revitalization and citizen engagement projects at Germantown United CDC‘s second annual forum on Wednesday, May, 8, 2013. Utilizing both grassroots marketing and 21st century communications tools, rocklandstreet.com – this very blog you’re reading! – tells the story of what one Philadelphia city block can do to rebuild community and change its future with a do-it-yourself spirit.

The program will be held from 6 – 9 pm at the Flying Horse Center located at 312-316 West Chelten Ave. Email info@germantownunitedcdc.org to RSVP.

DIY Projects on W Rockland Street

Two-time Grow This Block! participant, taking it to the next level. Photo by Inga Saffron

The beauty of public seating. This bench was made of 3,800 recycle plastic bags! Thanks Keep Philadelphia Beautiful!

The beauty of public seating. This bench was made of 3,800 recycle plastic bags! Thanks Keep Philadelphia Beautiful!

Garden Party in the Lot Formerly Known As Vacant

An early Philly Spring Cleanup project

An early Philly Spring Cleanup project

Work AND Play.

Work AND Play.

Creative urban intervention! A sidewalk garden grows.

Creative urban intervention! A sidewalk garden grows.

It IS Easy Being Green. That’s true.

Panelists include:

You should come!

If you’ve never been to the Flying Horse Center, read more about the building, which has become a multi-use community center for Germantown, housing offices, small businesses and event space.

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