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2012

Introducing Tommy McCann Our Newest Member of the Philadelphia Extension Team
November 14, 2012
Penn State Extension would like to begin with a sincere Thank You to Heather Zimmerman for her wonderful work with Penn State in Philadelphia and all of her concentrated efforts in Horticulture Education and High Tunnel management. Heather has moved on from her position with Penn State, but will still be an active member of Urban Agricultural endeavors in the City!
Penn State Extension Composting at Saul H.S.
September 25, 2012
In classes based on the Penn State Extension’s ‘Composting Is Recycling Naturally’ presentation, students studying Environmental Science and Natural Resource Management at Philadelphia’s W.B. Saul High School have learned the backyard composting process for the last 7 years.
Penn State Extension 4-H Robotics Program Comes to Philadelphia
August 20, 2012
Robotics is becoming one of the fastest growing areas in Penn State Extension 4-H science. With its focus on engineering, creative problem solving, mathematics, teamwork, applied science, and fun, the new curriculum has generated enthusiastic participants and considerable success in its first year.
Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Connects with Penn State Extension’s Harvest 4-Health Program
May 1, 2012
Penn State Extension 4-H continues its work with The Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department (PPR) with the development of three new gardens and the expansion of three existing gardens.
Penn State Extension High Tunnel Alliance Urban Sustainability Forum
April 9, 2012
Last month, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University’s Urban Sustainability Forum highlighted the ways in which Philadelphia’s high tunnel farms contribute to the food security of our neighborhoods. At the event, Penn State Extension Master Gardeners and 4-H staff shared their knowledge and presented program information to colleagues and friends while mingling with the near capacity audience.
LaSalle University Makes Room for Penn State Extension Nutrition Links
January 17, 2012
An unexpected opportunity occurred when Penn State Extension moved out of its West Philadelphia office and downsized into a temporary administrative space in Center City.