Tuesday, May 5, 2015

SOSNA Newsletter

SOSNA Dines Out, Tree Tender Training and the Farmer's Market!

Friends & Neighbors,
We're excited to announce that the May edition of SOSNA Dines Out will take place at Thai Square Restaurant! Join us for a 3-course dinner at this new neighborhood favorite! Thai Square opened their doors back in early March, and if you haven't tried it please join us for Dines Out on Tuesday, May 12th at 6:30pm. Tickets are $20 and include a 3-course prix fixe menu with veggie options (don't forget to BYOB)! Grab your tickets before they're gone!
We had an extremely successful street tree planting this April- many thanks to those who volunteered their time to greening the neighborhood! We've received many applications for the fall street tree planting and we'll need some additional tree tenders to help with the planting effort! If you enjoy gardening, have planted with us before or you want to get involved consider signing up for the spring tree tender training with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society! The spring 2015 Tree Tender training is a three-part class on Wednesdays: May 13, May 20 and May 27 from 5:45pm to 9:00pm. Click here to sign up, then put your new-found tree knowledge to good use during future neighborhood plantings!
Great news from Julian Abele Park: The farmer's market will return Tuesdays from 2-7pm starting on May 26th! Pick up your fresh, local produce right here in the neighborhood. Our friends at Highland Orchards will bring us fresh veggies, fruits, honey, cheeses, meats and more! Help the Friends of Julian Abele Park get ready for the spring and summer season and volunteer at the "Love Your Park" Clean up, this Saturday, May 9th from 10am-12pm. Lastly, don't miss the Friends of Julian Abele Park meeting tonight at 7pm at the SOSNA office, all are welcome!
If your interested in getting fresh fruits and veggies from a local CSA, but can't make it to the Farmers' Market on Tuesdays or you want your produce delivered right to your door, consider signing up for Philly Foodworks. The Philly Foodworks Rolling Farm Share makes it easy to support local producers and eat delicious, seasonal food. Get creative by choosing from custom shares, special add-ons, and a range of great local products on their online market. To make the deal even sweeter Philly Foodworks is donating $10 from every sign up back to SOSNA! At check out include "SOSNA" (all caps) as the coupon code! For more info and to sign up, check out the Philly Foodworks Rolling Farm Share website! Take advantage of this great way to eat healthy, support local farmers and support SOSNA!
Don't forget the two great events coming up next week: Night Market on South Street West (5/14) and Plazapalooza at the Grays Ferry Triangles Plaza (5/16)! 

Join us for Night Market on South Street West on May 14th from 6-10pm!
Please join the SOSNA Economic Development Committee for the next installment of SOSNA Dines Out on Tuesday, May 12th at 6:30PM! This month we're headed to Thai Square!
Our friends at Philly Foodworks have a great offer - sign up for their CSA and if you input "SOSNA" (all caps) as the coupon code, they will donate $10 back to SOSNA to support our great projects like Carpenter Green!!
The farmers market at Julian Abele Park is returning May 26th! The market will be every Tuesday from 2-7 PM. The wonderful provider will again be Highland Orchards, out of Delaware (they also go to Fitler Square on Saturdays and Schuylkill River Park on Wednesdays). They have fruits, veggies, preserves, honey, meat, cheese, eggs, and more! Stop by for your mid-week shopping!
Join the Friends of Julian Abele Park for a "Love Your Park" Clean Up on May 9th! They would love helpers on Saturday, May 9th from 10 AM to Noon to get the park ready for the spring and summer season! They'll have mulch to spread and many, many weeds to pull. They will also be adding new plantings the the pots on the Montrose and 22nd Street entrance. All are welcome! The friends will be joined by Other Animal Coffee to keep volunters caffinated!
Are you interested in transforming our neighborhood for the better? Consider joining the Pennsylnvania Horticultural Society's Tree Tenders! The spring 2015 Tree Tender training is a three-part class on Wednesdays: May 13, May 20 and May 27 from 5:45pm to 9:00pm. Then, use yoour new-found tree planting knowledge and join one of our awesome local tree planting teams as a group leader for the MASSIVE Fall 2015 TREE PLANTING EFFORT! Help us green our neighborhod!
As of 5/1/15 SOSNA has recycling bins in stock! Do you need a bin? Stop by the office during office hours or make an appointment. Check-in on facebook or tweet to your friends to let them know you stopped by SOSNA!

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