Logan Orchard & Market (LOAM)

We plan to fill the 35 acre vacant "Logan Triangle" in Philadelphia with 100 greenhouses + 300 solar cabins + parks, playgrounds, market pavilion, Patch Adams clinic and arts center.
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Here are samples of lightweight, low-cost housing suited for the Logan Triangle and low-income residents who work with LOAM. These solar cabins (also known as "tiny houses" or "elder cottages") are 200-300 square feet with loft.

We searched the country for the all-time most inspiring ways to live large in less—check out these 44 tiny homes that pack in big charm.

Second of two 11x17 flyers that are to be printed back-to-back. This shows proposed contract with the neighborhood plus proposed design principles.

Second of two flyers that are to be printed back-to-back. This shows proposed contract with the neighborhood plus proposed design principles.

First of two 11x17 promotional flyers that are to be printed back-to-back. This includes front cover (R) and preliminary budget (L).

First of two promotional flyers that are to be printed back-to-back. This includes front cover (R) and preliminary budget (L).

The difference between grassroots LOAM development and top-down corporate development. LOAM offers a contract with neighbors that puts them first in line for benefits.

The difference between grassroots LOAM development and top-down corporate development. LOAM offers a contract with neighbors that puts them first in line for benefits.

Our May 6, 2015 meeting at Logan branch library.

Philly Activist Dreams of Neighborhood Built on Healthy Mix of Urban Trends

Grassroots development depends on generosity.

Grassroots development depends on generosity.

At Philadelphia's "Logan Triangle," 997 houses were torn down after their walls and gas pipes cracked, because they were built on unstable soil. For over 20 years these 17 blocks (35 acres) have been abandoned. LOAM brings them back to life.

At Philadelphia's "Logan Triangle," 997 houses were torn down after their walls and gas pipes cracked, because they were built on unstable soil. For over 20 years these 17 blocks acres) have been abandoned. LOAM brings them back to life.

LOAM engages the young to learn the skills of neighborhood management while enjoying the beauty of nature, within our city.

LOAM engages the young to learn the skills of neighborhood management while enjoying the beauty of nature, within our city.

Here's an example of the LOAM grassroots process. We start with a pocket park, add a garden, then solar cabin and greenhouses, then orchard, pavilion and clinic, until we provide Philadelphia with a great green heart.

Philly Activist Dreams of Neighborhood Built on Healthy Mix of Urban Trends

While we'll seek grants and donations, we get more done by relying less on dollars and more upon one another. This is a sample design for Logan HOUR money.

While we'll seek grants and donations, we get more done by relying less on dollars and more upon one another. This is a sample design for Logan HOUR money.

LOAM serves the Logan neighborhood with fresh food, genuinely affordable housing, health care and jobs. It also becomes a regional center for green city skills and tools.

LOAM serves the Logan neighborhood with fresh food, genuinely affordable housing, health care and jobs. It also becomes a regional center for green city skills and tools.

Logan neighborhood leaders meet onsite, April 2015.

Logan neighborhood leaders meet onsite, April 2015.

sample site plan for 35 acres showing greenhouses (yellow), solar cabins (multicolor beads), market pavilion (brown), Patch Adams clinic (orange), orchards and parks (green).

sample site plan for 35 acres showing greenhouses (yellow), solar cabins (multicolor beads), market pavilion (brown), Patch Adams clinic (orange), orchards and parks (green).

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