Compost Co-op volunteer day and Temple football

palmer-cemetery

In July, I joined the Philadelphia Compost Co-op, which happens to have its main drop-off just a few blocks from my home.

Since then, each week, I drop off a little coffee container of non-meat, organic material and food waste. I paid $20 for the privilege and try to make it out to quarterly group volunteer days, and I get some soil come spring in exchange. It also just feels good to do something better with my food waste.

I made it out to my first compost volunteer day, which was in the beautiful Palmer Cemetery this Saturday.

After composting, SACM and I took hoagies to meet friends and watch a heartbreaking but entertaining Temple football loss to UCF.

Fairhill Square Park Pay It Forward project

This is Puerto Rican artist Rafael Ferrer re-dedicating his "El Gran Teatro de la Luna" in Fairhill Square Park at 4th and Lehigh

This is Puerto Rican artist Rafael Ferrer re-dedicating his “El Gran Teatro de la Luna” in Fairhill Square Park at 4th and Lehigh

My Leadership Philadelphia class prompted the work, and I’m so happy I got the encouragement.

Asked to do a ‘Pay it Forward’ project in which we committed some volunteer time to a neighborhood in Philadelphia that none of our team members lived, worked or already volunteered in, we ended up cleaning, mulching, picking up trash and other work in Fairhill Square Park near Kensington ahead of a rededication for a beautiful piece of art.

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