Seeding Regenerative Design Futures
Next Monthly Meeting: Sunday 20 August 2017 from 1-3 PM
The Spring Garden Eco-District has a monthly open meeting on the third Sunday of every month. We meet between 1 and 3 PM at the Saige Cafe 1631 Wallace St, Philadelphia, PA.

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The complicated project of converting cities from mechanical to ecological systems is surely the primary design challenge of the 21st century. - Richard Weller
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Inventing The Future

Net-Positive℠ Services

  • Energy Audits
  • Solar Fountains
  • Long Now Sculptures
  • Custom Green Walls and Roofs
  • Green Design including Architecture
  • Custom Video Production ("Edge-Ucation" film is forthcoming, trailer is available)
  • Educational Programs including the "Inventing EcoFutures" course
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About Us

The Spring Garden Eco-District is an incubator with a number of initiatives to nurture and catalyze the Green Transition. It endeavors to plant creative seeds to foster regenerative ecological design thinking and practice at the neighborhood scale in the Philadelphia region. It is a grassroots, collaborative, and participatory thinking and doing initiative focused on making our neighborhoods flourish with Net-Positive℠ regenerative design.

In the spirit of the Second Enlightenment, this highly collaborative approach aims to start small, grow dynamically through the multiplier affect connected with the zeitgeist.

The initiative began in early 2016 with The Philadelphia EcoDistrict Oasis, a six month design studio with University of the Arts Associate Professor Tony Guido and a group of undergraduates. This led to an undertaking to seed Philadelphia's first Eco-District in the Spring Garden neighborhood of Philadelphia. Currently, there are 12 Eco-Districts around the Country.

An initiative of The Knossus Project.

In partnership with The Oasis Project.

Please join us in this learning journey.

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Contact Us

Spring Garden Eco-District
609 North 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
tel: 484-554-4710
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