The Penn State Center, Engaging Philadelphia, is pleased to announce that we have 3 wonderful Penn State student interns for the summer!
For several years, Philadelphia Nutrition Links has been conducting adult and youth nutrition classes at neighborhood branches of the Philadelphia Free Library.
The Penn State Philadelphia Center celebrated our grand opening on May 28th. The event was attended by 200 of our friends, both new and old, and included a surprise visit from the Avalon String Band.
Pricing and Valuation Strategies for the Urban Farmer and Farm Education Programs.
The Center, which is located one block from Independence Hall, will be the new home of Penn State Extension Philadelphia, the Penn State College of Arts and Architecture, and Penn State Outreach.
Penn State Extension Philadelphia would like to congratulate two of our key partners, the Council for Spanish Speaking Organizations of Philadelphia, Inc. (Concilio) and the Overbrook Environmental Education Center (OEEC) on their receipt of US EPA Environmental Justice Small Grant Awards.
This is the second in a series of four video briefs that feature Penn State’s involvement in green infrastructure and sustainability.
Heritage Farm is one of approximately 20 urban farms being impacted by Extension education in Philadelphia. As these new farming communities illustrate, an urban presence for Extension is a gateway to a wider Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences addressing the growing needs of a relatively unique environment.
For the past 10 years, the Penn State Extension Philadelphia staff has enjoyed a working partnership with staff of The Francis J. Myers Recreation Center, a Philadelphia Park and Recreation (PPR) facility. Penn State Extension 4-H staff partner with Ms. Edna Reddick and the Myers staff for School Enrichment, Special Interest, and Summer Camp Programs.
For some people, bright orange pumpkins are meant to be carved into Halloween Jack-o-Lanterns. To Penn State Extension Nutrition Education Advisor (NEA), Simran James, however, it means choosing the ideal pumpkin to turn into homemade soup, courtesy of Heritage Farms.
The Penn State Urban Service Experience (USE) returned to Philadelphia in August and provided support and energy to three valuable Penn State Extension partners (Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, the Overbrook Environmental Education Center, and the Community Farm and Food Resource Center at Bartram’s Gardens). Penn State USE is a five-day community service experience in Philadelphia for first-year Penn State University Park students. (VIDEO)
It’s a hot, late September day, and you are surrounded by boxes and crates of fresh, locally-grown produce provided by The Common Market. What would you do with an entire case of curly kale?
In the last issue of The Shuttle, I gave a brief overview of the various programs and resources that Penn State Extension offers in Philadelphia. For the next several issues, I am going to share a more detailed look at individual programs, volunteers and staff members who make up the Penn State Extension Philadelphia. Together our goal is to share unbiased, research-based information with local residents.
Where can your child learn about how to hatch (and then care for) a chicken? How do you find out if your soil is safe to grow vegetables? What do you do if you suspect bedbugs? How do you learn more about feeding your children a healthy, balanced diet? Who knows if you can sell homemade pies at market? Answers can be found with your local Penn State Extension.
On the last day of class, pride and happiness filled the room as Penn State Extension Nutrition Links Advisor, Luz Stella Valencia and LaSalle University Nutrition Program student, Cheyenne Phelps handed out the graduation certificates and congratulated participants on their success. Not only did these ladies earn their certificate, but they have also earned a new healthy lifestyle for themselves and their families.
This spring, the Southeastern PA Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Wellness Department partnered with Penn State Extension Philadelphia to bring Nutrition Links, a USDA sponsored program, to Frankford Depot. Participants learned about food safety, appropriate portion size, and how to shop healthy on a budget, among other topics.
Our First Annual Penn State in the City spring event which was held this year at SHARE Food Program’s Nice Roots Farm was a smashing success. Under sparkling blue skies, Penn State Extension staff, volunteers, and partners shared their expertise with families and friends from throughout the Philadelphia region. (PHOTOS)
Penn State Philadelphia Extension 4-H students meet weekly at Jardel Recreation Center, located in Northeast Philadelphia to learn the Art of Archery shooting. (VIDEO)
Penn State Extension Family and Consumer Sciences educational programs reach millions of Pennsylvanians each year. Families and individuals count on Extension to help address some of our most pressing issues including obesity, food safety and community resilience.
Collectively, Weavers Way farms have over 6,000 square feet of winter growing space. In this case, “winter growing space” is made up of our high tunnels and low tunnels (also known as hoop houses) which are really just simplified green houses, made of plastic and metal poles. They are heated only by the sun, and have no electricity…