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Bartram’s Garden: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Plants Opportunities For People Leaving Prison

Bartram’s Garden: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Plants Opportunities For People Leaving Prison

Darnell Drayton didn’t know anything about landscaping or gardening before joining the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s (PHS) Roots to Re-entry program. Drayton (pictured above) just wanted something to do while in prison. “I didn’t want to be in a cage all day,” he said. He completed the program and was taught how to landscape so he […]

 By Richard Kauffman and Viannie Bell

Port Richmond: Planters Made Community Green Despite Gray Weather

Port Richmond: Planters Made Community Green Despite Gray Weather

[vimeo 40894978 width=575 height=450] The miserable wet and cold did all it could to dampen the spirits of the Philly Tree Tenders as they attempted last weekend to spread green around Port Richmond. The spreading of cheerful green on Earth Day was not easy, but despite the elements the task at hand was taken and completed. […]