Roxborough: Former Phillie Donates $95k to Philadelphia Agricultural School

Roxborough: Former Phillie Donates $95k to Philadelphia Agricultural School

W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences will renovate their greenhouses, thanks to a $95,000 donation from The Hamels Foundation, co-founded by former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels and his wife Heidi. Teacher Lisa Blum runs the greenhouses, which have been in need of repair for some time now. “It’s been a frustrating 14 years here […]

 By Tariq Y. Lee and Stuart Robinson

Olney: Hundreds of Volunteers Participate in Comcast Cares Day at Olney High

Olney: Hundreds of Volunteers Participate in Comcast Cares Day at Olney High

More than 200 volunteers came out this weekend to Olney Charter High School to clean and paint the school’s greenhouse and classrooms, and work on the baseball field. As part of Comcast’s 11th Annual Comcast Cares Day the company presented ASPIRA Inc. of Pennsylvania, the operating company for Olney Charter High School, a check for $25,000, […]

 By Mia Cammisa and Jared Brooks

Fairhill: Students Create an Urban Farm

Fairhill: Students Create an Urban Farm

They don’t look like your typical farmers; they’re young, dressed in sneakers and jeans, but the students working out at the lot at 11th and York streets are doing their best at turning the small plot of land into a permanent resource for the community. Students from all over Philadelphia, including Temple University, have formed […]