Franny Lou's Porch : Weekly Newsletter, 5/17
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This Week at Franny Lou's ...

Wednesday, 5/18  The Soulmaking Room: Book Reading and Signing  6 - 8 PM
Dee Dee Risher, former editor for The Other Side and Conspire magazines, will read from her new book, The Soulmaking Room, in which she explores how struggles, losses, failures, and pain can bring to being a spiritually whole, authentic life. To read more about The Soulmaking Room, check out the site, or the Facebook event

“Every human being goes through graceful and also wrenching experiences. There is some heartbreakingly beautiful fruit we are to shape from those. This becomes our own unique, authentic gift to the world.” - Dee Dee 

Wednesday, 5/18  Happy Day Wednesday  All Day, Once a Week
This month every Wednesday, we will be celebrating elders over 60! If that's you, come on in and receive $1 off a pot of tea or 25% off any latte. We love y'all <3

In the Neighborhood

Wednesday, 5/18  Cloth Diapering Workshop 5:45 – 6:45 PM
@ Minnow Lane, 2029 Frankford Ave.
Get a feel for the basics of cloth diapering. Learn the 5 diapering systems along with laundry care. Registration required.

Wednesday, 5/18  Greenworks Community Discussion  6 PM
@ Kensington Food Coop, 2666 Coral St.
w/ City of Philadelphia Office of Sustainability... check it out.

Saturday, 5/21  Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby + Arts Festival  10 AM - 5 PM
@ Trenton Ave (between Norris and Frankford)
We will have a booth! This is super fun, creative, free, and open to the public. Find it on Facebook, on the Kinetic Arts and Trenton Ave Arts Fest sites, and sign up to volunteer, if you like. 

Around Town / Outdoors

Saturday, 5/21  Restoration Volunteer Workday  10 AM - Noon
@ Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Rd.
Get some fresh air and exercise while maintaining the beauty and biodiversity of our forest. Become a steward of the land by helping us remove invasive plants, plant native species, and clean up trails. This week the focus will be on sustainable trail building and maintenance, as part of the Land Steward Field Training program. Ages 16+. More here.
Handmades Goods + Art at the Porch
Come check out the amazing hanging art of the Beehive Design Collective, our guests for this month's First Friday! Their amazing prints illustrate stories of resistance, resilience, and solidarity, from Mexico to Colombia. This is a graphics campaign trilogy about globalization in the Americas. We have their three fantastic prints available in shop!

Also in shop are the totally gorgeous faire earth naturals hand and body soaps and lip balm, Franny Lou's cloth patches, and some wonderful pottery! 

/ /   Our Weekly Specials   \ \


The Pro-Gift-Economy Sandwich
goat cheese - raisins
walnuts - apple - greens

Banana Bread
 - by homemade goodies - 

Bacon Chive Cream Cheese 
try on a sandwich with apple slices!




Fela Kuti Latte
coconut - almond
milk - espresso

Lenape Tea Latte
    chickory root - milk
coffee alternative

Black Cherry Lemonade
organic juices - fairtrade sugar
Question of the Month

Come in and check out responses to last month's question, and drop your thoughts in the jar for May's question to get you thinkin' - 

What are you doing or want to do that benefits others?

Did you know? Dandelions are fully edible, and are actually good for digestion! The flowers are considered a delicacy in salads, make great wines and jams; the greens are packed with the vitamins (best when young and before flowering, in May) and can be used fresh or cooked like spinach; and the root can be made into coffee substitute. No need to spray down your lawn when you can eat it! Read up.

Franny Lou's Porch
2400 Coral Street
(corner of York Street)
Philadelphia PA 19125

Come by and bring the family!

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Monday – Friday 7am-6pm
Sat 8am-6pm : Sun 8am-4pm

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