Green Germantown

$1,680 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 31 people in 1 month
Pilar Bretschneider Yeakel  PHILADELPHIA, PA
We are initiating this GO FUND ME campaign to raise money to help defray the cost of trees, plants and shrubs to be installed in the courtyard and in a new rain garden in our parking lot.

To improve the stormwater run-off at our property and contribute to the revitalization of Germantown, Historic Germantown (HG) will be replacing an existing asphalt courtyard with grass and installing a rain garden in the parking lot.  This project will greatly improve our property and the community, as it reduces stormwater runoff and potential flooding, and contributes to the beautification of the neighborhood.  A grant by the Philadelphia Water Department’s Stormwater Management Incentives Program (SMIP) will fund most of the costs of this project.

A long-term goal of this rain garden planting effort is to establish a garden club of volunteers who feel invested in this project and will continue as volunteers to maintain the rain garden. 

This project will result in a new green space that will be used for workshops and events, and generally improve the attractiveness of HG’s courtyard.  The visible, well-planted rain garden will soften the urban streetscape on Church Lane, enhancing visitors’ experiences, and engaging neighbors and volunteers in the maintenance of its plantings.  This project will enable new opportunities for educational programming in the courtyard garden.  The greening of our public space contributes to the beautification of the neighborhood, and is a great example of HG’s commitment to being stewards of revitalization and preservation in Germantown.

The groundbreaking of the project will occur in April 2017.  We need to raise $2500 for plant material by May 1, 2017.

WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT
Any amount contributes to our fundraising goal!


About Historic Germantown:  HG is a partnership of 16 historic houses and museums in Northwest Philadelphia that have joined together to protect, preserve, and share some of Philadelphia’s prized historical assets. Historic Germantown tells the stories of American liberty and the everyday people who fought for it, reflecting a neighborhood of independence-seekers, community-builders, and American dreamers.  Located just minutes from Center City, Historic Germantown is where one of Philadelphia's Revolutionary war battles was fought; where the first-ever American protest against slavery was written; and where one of the few remaining houses on the Underground Railroad still stands. 

Visit our website to learn more:  www.freedomsbackyard.com
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Update 4
Posted by Pilar Bretschneider Yeakel
2 days ago
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Another great day to keep this project moving forward! We can already envision the grass courtyard.
View from the bulldozer
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Update 3
Posted by Pilar Bretschneider Yeakel
3 days ago
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Sorry we are having some technical difficulties with accepting donations! We are trying to get it resolved--please check back in soon we will update as soon as we have the issue resolved.
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Update 2
Posted by Pilar Bretschneider Yeakel
4 days ago
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All the asphalt is gone- a beautiful day for more digging!
Pannulla Construction at work ⚒
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Update 1
Posted by Pilar Bretschneider Yeakel
10 days ago
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Today is a busy day at Historic Germantown! Phase one of our #greengermantown project is underway and the asphalt is going, going, gone. Please support our effort to green Germantown today. We need donations to help us purchase plant materials.

Shout out to Panulla Construction for getting the job done!
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$1,680 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 31 people in 1 month
Created March 14, 2017
Pilar Bretschneider Yeakel  
$30
Muriel Kirkpatrick
13 hours ago
MS
$25
Marion Schuenemann
18 hours ago
1
1
AT
$50
Andrew Trackman
23 hours ago
1
1
$50
Anonymous
23 hours ago
1
1
$100
Anonymous
2 days ago
1
1
KG
$25
Kate Garrity
2 days ago
1
1
MB
$100
Mark Brogan
2 days ago
1
1

Good luck with the project!

BV
$15
Beatrice Vye
2 days ago
1
1
$25
Anonymous
9 days ago
1
1
ED
$25
Emaleigh Doley
10 days ago
1
1
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