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Strategies for Greening Your Balconies and Patios

So, you’re spending tons of time at home and want to green your balcony or patio. Perfect! Now how the heck do you make it happen?

This presentation will walk you through the process of sustainably transforming your barren balcony or patio into a lush home oasis in five easy steps. You’ll learn the inside scoop on how to envision and safely furnish the outdoor room of your dreams from an award-winning landscape architect and founder of “BloomTime”—a local startup—who specializes in patios, balconies, and roof decks.

Lauren Mandel, PLA, ASLA is a licensed landscape architect and Philadelphia native with 15 years of experience. She founded BloomTime in 2020 to help people love the outdoors at home.Lauren has worked on more than $100-million worth of landscapes for clients such as the University of Pennsylvania, Barnes Foundation, and Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and on Cira Green, Philadelphia’s “park in the sky,” which is open to the public. She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Environmental Science. Her work has been recognized through 12 professional awards and 24 publications.

This will be an online event hosted via Zoom Conferencing. You do not need a Zoom account but you will need to download and install the Zoom app on your computer or mobile device to join the event. Please email us at in advance if you need assistance installing the Zoom app. If you cannot join the event using your computer or mobile device and the Zoom app, you can join the event via teleconference and hear the audio portion. You will receive an email a day or so before the event with a link to the meeting, the Meeting ID, call-in telephone numbers and instructions for joining the meeting.

Please register through our website by clicking the Register Now on the right. Directions for Self Registration can be found here. You can also register by emailing, or calling 215-925-7333. This program is free of charge to our members and volunteers. Guests may attend up to three programs before being asked to join and/or volunteer with Penn’s Village.

Penn’s Village welcomes and actively encourages an inclusive and diverse community of members, staff, Board of Directors and volunteers. Inclusiveness and diversity mean welcoming all and excluding no one because of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social-economic status, physical abilities, religious beliefs or political beliefs.
Thursday, July 1, 2021, 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM
A Zoom Meeting Link in included in the confirmation and reminder emails.

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