Favorite Spot: Bodine Community Garden
Neighborhood: Queen Village
Address: 914 South Bodine Street
I Am: A recent grad school grad & urban nature enthusiast
Years in Philly: almost 5!
Current Home: Grad Hospital
Leigh Goldenberg and Aaron Bauman
Favorite Spot: Capitolo Community Garden and Paolone Park
Neighborhood: E. Passyunk/South Philly
Address: Capitolo Community Garden — 10th and Federal; Paolone Park — between Sears and Medina/7th and 8th.
We are: Bike Commuters, Phillies Season Ticket Holders.
Leigh: Theatre Administrator, Food Co-Op volunteer, Lover of Coincidences
Aaron: Website Guy, Homebrewer, Ultimate Frisbee Player
Years in Philly: 5 together as homeowners, plus Leigh’s 18 years in the burbs conveniently situated near a regional rail station
Current Home: We call our block Franklin Heights. Our civic association is Passyunk Square
My love note:
Dear South Philly,
You are better known for your cheesesteaks and every-man-for-himself parking wars than for aesthetically pleasing greenery. But we’ve found those trees and places to plant. In the Capitolo Community Garden, we’ve grown enough red peppers to season our pasta for years, pounds of asparagus, fistfuls of arugula, oodles of herbs. We’ve met neighbors that represent all the types of people that make South Philly home – long-time residents, new families, English/Spanish/Chinese/Japanese speakers.
Often on our way to and from home, we pass Paolone Park. We never call this park by its name, but rather “Park Block,” a little haven of community two blocks from our house. We covet their barbecues with inflatable pools and live music, and sneak a walk past the landscaped greenery whenever we have spare time or babysit someone’s dog.
Leigh and Aaron