Plants, seeds and planting materials for the children's educational food garden.
EDUCATIONAL AND COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT GRANT Chipping Hill Micro Farms encourages children to eat healthy while they learn how sustainable agriculture relates to their communities and environments. Our grant will help support the building of a 5′ x 11′ permanent greenhouse at the Johnson Child Care Center in Ogontz, to augment their previously constructed raised beds.
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.
Face to Face grant dollars will enable the purchase of garden supplies, tools and a drip irrigation system for the 25-plot community garden. Produce grown will be used to prepare the meals currently served to this Germantown community, and extras to be distributed in their fresh market-free of charge.
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.
NEIGHBORHOOD GARDEN TRUST www.ngtrust.org Our grant supports renovation of a shade and respite garden at the House of Grace Garden in Kensington.
Our grant will provide sturdy potting benches made of weather resistant wood, to include sinks and lights, for the community garden members.
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.
Our grant will provide funds to purchase evergreen trees, large stature shrubs, and expand the perennial borders. This will complete the final phase of the restoration. Open bed space will be reserved for showcasing select annuals and tropical displays.
Our grant will provide hardy plant material for the gardens behind the swings and adjacent to the stairwell entrance of the park to maintain the health of the beds and limit their use as a walkway. The garden beds will be cordoned off and educational plant information will be provided.
Plant material to landscape around the newly renovated Playhouse