WHAT’S THE STORY WITH THE FANCY TRUCK? The kids at the elementary school actually made the painting and drew them up. HAVE THEY DONE OTHER TRUCKS? Yes, there are about 14 other trucks in the city. HOW’D YOU GUYS GET LUCKY ENOUGH TO GET THIS ONE? Well this is for our route so we got this one. Recycling workers Jeffrey Curry,left, speaking, and Mark Perkins with “Draw Your World”, Artist: Desiree Bender and Big Picture Students from Waring Elementary School, the Design center at Philadelphia University and the Mural Arts Program sponsored by Philadelphia Streets Department. Watch video interview here.
So this is Cresheim farm. It’s the first farm around this area and it appears on a map around 1700 so that’s just a few years after William Penn got all these land grants. Before that this whole area was Lenni Lenape land. And William Penn seemed to have a peaceful relationship but starting with his son there were a lot of wars between the white settlers and the Lenni Lenape . . . We have a very small garden. It’s mostly berries and some herbs. When we moved here 20 years ago we had a huge vegetable garden but then the trees grew too much and we couldn’t have the garden, not enough sun, and also I ran out of energy. I kind of create things. It’s pieces of natural art. I let things grow and whatever doesn’t grow doesn’t grow and whatever grows, grows. That’s my philosophy for gardening. Antje Mattheus, gardener. Mount Airy Learning Tree Hidden Gardens Tour.
WOMAN: Excuse me, can you take our picture? BR: Sure. That was a close up. Maybe I should take another one. WOMAN: We were hoping for background scenery. BR: OK, this one is full length…Can I take a picture of you with my camera?(At Valley Green, Wissahickon Creek, Philadelphia)