What’s happening in Fair Hill – Spring 2018

Spring is in full swing at Fair Hill! Check out some happenings from around the neighborhood.

In the gardens:

The little peas survived the snow and are pushing up out of the soil!

Cool weather crops are coming up: kale, collards, onions, fennel, lettuce and cabbage from PHS City Harvest distribution.

Service groups from Temple University, George Washington University, University of Alabama alums, and Church without Borders are helping with this heavy garden work.

Field trips from neighborhood schools start up soon! Want to bring your class/group? Email us today!

Garden buddies are welcome to come work with neighbors in the seven gardens. Saturdays in April and May 10am – 1pm.


In school:

The student newspaper at deBurgos, consisting of articles, stories, and drawings was launched with help of HFH Amy Mares and parent volunteers.

New library books hot this year:  

All Rainia Telgemeier books, Smile, Sisters Drama, Ghosts, Babysitter Club, sports books, mystery, Amulet books. Magic Tree house books, Hardy Boys, Harry Potter.

Check out this video of our First graders with their library books!

In the neighborhood:

Voter Registration and Information

Fairhill Neighbors, a community group co-founded with HFH, meets second Mondays at the newly reopened Free Library, Lillian Marrero branch. The 15 neighbors, pastors, and block captains are tabling and canvassing to increase voter turnout.


HFH Gardens

We are always looking for more groups of volunteers in the gardens!

Contact info@historicfairhill.com for more info.


Volunteer Spotlight:



Sharon Kelly is a two day/week Reading Buddy in her third year who drives the carpool from NW Phila. A retired elementary teacher, Sharon reads and writes with 3rd graders and does read aloud on the rug in the library. Sharon cruises through Walmart and Produce Junction looking for good deals for the JDB teachers.










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