Metamorphosis

The week’s TV12 installment of Scribe Video Center’s Precious Places Community History Project airs on Sundays at 11:30pm. We look at complex transformations as two neighborhoods taking back their green spaces, and another community that seems to be in a constant state of adaptation.

Fair Hill: To Badlands and Back Again by Fair Hill Cemetery. The burial ground at Fair Hill is a 300-year-old Quaker cemetery on Germantown Avenue in North Philadelphia that had been taken over by vandals and drug pushers. Concerned residents partnered with Quaker activists to transform the historic cemetery back to a safe green space.

Girard Avenue – A New Destination by West Girard Community Council. This shopping district and major thoroughfare also served as a border between neighborhoods. We’ll learn about the complex transformation of the Brewerytown and West Girard neighborhoods through the voices of area residents and business owners.

Southwark: 30 Years and Growing by the Neighborhood Gardens Association and Southwark Queen’s Village Community Garden. Told through the South Philadelphia gardeners who continue to make it bloom, Queen Village Community Garden transforms a vacant lot into a green space and serves as a bridge for uniting a diverse community.

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