As if it was an apology from nature itself, this weeping sinkhole in
Germantown somehow started growing tomatoes.
We have spoken before of the great people of Rockland Street in Germantown, who so love their block and hate blight that they’ve gone DIY to fight blight in ways that should inspire us all. Still, though, this is Philly, and depending on where you live, sometimes fighting messes that should really be the City’s job becomes a giant game of Whac-A-Mole that is by turns frustrating and absurd and miraculous. So it goes with the story of The Incredible Germantown Sinkhole, a gaping maw in the middle of a block so large it ought to have its own address and Twitter account (hint, hint). Instead, the damned thing grew tomatoes while waiting for any City agency at all to come and deal with it. Tomatoes. Do you know how many people try to grow tomatoes in this city every summer and are unsuccessful? Not so for The Incredible Germantown Sinkhole. The Incredible Germantown Sinkhole is all like, “Whatever, it’s not like I have anything else to do.”