Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events (2011)

Every Tuesday in May

Every Monday in June

Saturday, June 11

9:00am -Noon
1835 S. Hicks St.

Register at: maryjwb@gmail.com or 267-266-2811

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Learn to tile mosaic! Leave your mark on our neighborhood!

Hicks Street Garden will be holding a series of tile mosaic workshops this fall with expert tile mosaic artists. You will learn the skills needed to construct a tile mosaic as you help construct our community garden's first mosaic mural! No experience needed. Tools will be provided.

Saturdays, 9am-noon
Oct. 9, Oct 23, Nov 13

COST: $5 registration fee per session. Kids (ages 5+) are FREE with a registered adult.

SPACE is LIMITED. Sign up now!

TO REGISTER or for MORE INFO: maryjwb@gmail.com or 267-266-2811

Updated! Click here for registration form.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

SMASH PARTY two on Sat. July 24!

Smash Party--part two! This time, at the garden.

Be a part of our planned mosaic mural by dropping off your unwanted DINNERWARE, CUPS, CERAMICS, MIRRORS, TCHOTCHKES and TILE.

We especially need BRIGHTLY COLORED items.

Every donation is appreciated as it helps offset the cost of installing the mosaic.

Stick around and smash them yourself, or we'd be happy to do the work for you! Light refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010



Sat. May 15
2500 McKean St.

Bring your old plates, mirrors, tiles to smash up for our garden's new mosaic (to be constructed this fall). An easy way to give back to the garden and to release those pent-up frustrations! We are especially in need of brightly colored items, but will take anything you have to offer.

Refreshments will be provided. Questions? Contact Mary at 215-468-2396 or marywb@temple.edu

Sunday, April 11, 2010

We did it!

Thanks to all of our volunteers who came out on Saturday! We made quick work of the litter and the "weed trees." The lot looks MUCH better and I'm sure the owners will be pleased with our efforts.

If I can get a photo before too long, I will post here. Otherwise, stop by and take a look if you're nearby.

Our next garden event will be on Sunday, May 2, 11am-1pm, at the GARDEN. Details coming shortly.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Next gardening day--->15th & Passyunk

With the Hicks garden growing so well, we have decided to move our April 10th workday to the vacant lot at 15th and Passyunk. The plan is to clean up the lot as much as possible and plant a few strategically-placed seeds.

Note for the law-abiding: If we are unable to reach the owners, this will be a true guerrilla gardening expedition since we will technically be trespassing. (But, hey, that how we started the Hicks garden, right?)

Rest assured, however, that none of us have gotten arrested yet for picking up litter. In fact, we've been in this lot before. Ted, my grizzled senior-citizen neighbor, hopped the fence along with the rest of us and helped install the beautiful border of sunflowers that you might have noticed last year.

If Ted can do it, so can you! See you on the 10th @ 11am!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Spring is here, a new garden season begins!

Welcome back, Spring!

There are some exciting things in store for the garden this year, including a new mural that we will be starting to construct in the fall.

Check out our upcoming open gardening days. We are always looking for new gardeners and friends. All ages welcome and no gardening experience is required!


Sat. MARCH 27. 1:00pm

Sat. APRIL 10. 11:00am

Sun. MAY 2. 11:00am