Author Archives: Bodine Street Garden
DiCicco’s office informed us that the city has worked out a deal with the owner to purchase the land from him. They say they will close on the property this month. The transfer to the Neighborhood Gardens Association will then … Continue reading
The gardeners received a letter asking us to remove all of our gardening implements by November 1st. We contacted DiCicco’s office and learned that the acquisition process hit a snag, but the process is now moving forward. Councilman DiCicco has … Continue reading
The 2nd annual Great Bodine Street Garden Pumpkin Festival was a great success!
The Garden gets a shout out in the Philly Weekly! Check out this article written by Gwen Shaffer.
It’s officially gardening season again!! We have plots available so if you are interested in joining the garden please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bodine Street Garden received a $10,000 state grant for improvements! We can only use the grant money after our garden is officially transferred to the Neighborhood Gardens Association. According to DiCicco’s office the transfer should be finalized by this … Continue reading
Last year Mayor Street signed Bill #0303299 (for bill details see entry below). Now our garden is on a huge list with other Neighborhood Transformation Initiative properties to get appraised to find its fair market value. The RDA will pay … Continue reading
On May 1, 2003 Councilman Frank DiCicco introduced the legislation (Bill #030299) requesting that the Redevelopment Authority (RDA) acquire the property where the garden is located, as part of its South Central Urban Renewal program through the Mayor’s Neighborhood Transformation … Continue reading
Don Ventresca informed us that he and his associates have decided to pass on the purchase of the land, realizing the seriousness of our efforts and how much it means to us.
First District Councilman Frank DiCicco pledges his support of our efforts to save the garden. You can read his letter of support to us.