The grant will provide funds to purchase blueberry bushes, new varieties of grapes, rhubarb plants for the kitchen garden, roses (with trellis), lilacs, viburnums and hydrangeas to be planted throughout this historic Victorian garden in Germantown.
The grant will allow the purchase of pruning tools, two fruit tree ladders, wheelbarrows, trowels and tree tags supplies for the robust Get Up and Green community gardening program. They are working toward becoming a Level 1 arboretum.
The grant will enable the purchase of seeds, perennials and supplies for the hospital’s horticultural therapy gardening program. The theme for the plantings this year is Native American plants
The grant dollars will provide their Heritage Fam with funds to purchase 70 different seed varieties, potting mix, poles to support tomatoes and peppers, mulch and compost to treat the soil of the growing beds.
PASA provides education and resources for farmers working in harmony with natural ecosystems. Our grant will enable them to demonstrate how to increase the productivity of the existing orchard at Saul HS by installing vegetable crops and woody stem crops between the rows of fruit trees, and how to extend the season with both early (asparagus, ramps, rhubarb) and late (Asian pears, paw paws, winterberry) crops. The produce is used in the school cafeteria and is sold at the CSA Farm Store.
Our grant will provide funds to expand orchard plantings at this public K-8 school serving the Cobbs Creek area of West Philadelphia as an educational opportunity and as a site for community gatherings. They will be cared for by University of Pennsylvania Netter Center garden staff, in collaboration with school staff, students, and community volunteers. Produce will be used in culinary programs at the school and distributed to families of students and other community members.