Sustainability: The Philadelphia Orchard Project Provides Fresh Fruit to Communities

Sustainability: The Philadelphia Orchard Project Provides Fresh Fruit to Communities

Just when you think the fast-paced, industrialized, city life is dry and desolate, the Philadelphia Orchard Project brings nature’s beauties to brighten up Philly’s urban neighborhoods. As a nonprofit, community-based organization, the Philadelphia Orchard Project transforms vacant lots, schoolyards, community gardens and areas in low-wealth neighborhoods into green spaces to harvest useful and edible plants for the […]

 

North Philadelphia: Keeping the Strawberries in Strawberry Mansion

North Philadelphia: Keeping the Strawberries in Strawberry Mansion

On April 25, residents, volunteers and workers came outside during National Garden Month to weed, mulch and plant a new strawberry patch at the Fairmount Park orchard shared by Woodford Mansion and Strawberry Mansion. Leaders and organizers of the event such as Phil Forsyth, executive director at Philadelphia Orchard Project (POP), began by explaining the day’s plans […]

 By Alexis Wright-Whitley and Nia Prater

Germantown: Harvest is Celebrated at Historical Arboretum

Germantown: Harvest is Celebrated at Historical Arboretum

Fall weather and the idea of harvest have fast approached. Leaves have begun to turn colors, as pumpkins have been set out in the fronts of homes. The Awbury Arboretum in Germantown is also capturing the spirit of harvest. The 55-acres of green space recently held its first ever Harvest Festival in conjunction with the […]

 By Dominique T. Johnson and Alexis Sachdev

Olney: Community Brings In The Harvest

Olney: Community Brings In The Harvest

Residents of the Solid Rock United Methodist Church community gathered for the first annual Harvest Festival on Friday, Oct. 25 at 199 E. Tabor Rd. Groups of children gathered around Reverend Margaret Powell as she led them in song and through a rousing game of “Hot Pumpkin.” The event featured free food, pumpkin picking and painting, […]

 By Alexis Sachdev and Dominique T. Johnson

Olney: United Methodist Plants Roots in Community

Olney: United Methodist Plants Roots in Community

In line with its dedication to combat city hunger and promote nutrition, Solid Rock United Methodist Church will host its Harvest Festival on Oct. 25. The event, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., will feature free food, pumpkin “picking” and painting, story time and plenty of fall-appropriate treats for all ages. There, Reverend Margaret Powell will announce […]