BREAKING NEWS: South Philly High did it!!

South Philadelphia High School's rooftop vision || rendering by Lauren Mandel

South Philadelphia High School’s rooftop vision || rendering by Lauren Mandel

This is a blitz post to announce that South Philadelphia High School just reached it’s crowdfunding goal of $26,300 to develop a ‘Greening’ Master Plan and fund a one-year, full-time garden educator position!  As of this morning 192 supporters had donated money toward the public school’s visionary project through  By hitting the $17,000 mark before Saturday, June 7, an anonymous donor provided the remaining $9,300, as was previously pledged.

Thank you to everyone who donated so generously to this incredible cause!  School and neighborhood representatives will collaborate with local green roof firm Roofmeadow (where I work) to develop the Greening Master Plan at the start of the fall 2013 school year.  We couldn’t be more excited!  Stay tuned for more news on this exciting project as it continues to take root.

4 Comments on “BREAKING NEWS: South Philly High did it!!

  1. Stupendous! This will be a huge step forward for S Philly High and all of Philadelphia and the US of A!!

  2. Lauren – the universe has you riding the top of a wave! I’m all teared up – earth and social justice all rolled in to one. Brava!

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