During the next few months we will run a series of stories showcasing some of the wonderful individuals and organizations who participate in urban agriculture in Philadelphia. This first article provides an overview, context, and some background information on how these urban farms have gotten started growing food in the heart of Philadelphia.
Are trees not top-of-mind during the winter? Maybe they should be. Winter is an ideal time to inspect tree branches for defects, decay, or structural issues without the camouflage of leaves. Wounds, decay cavities, crooked growth, and weak branch unions are problems in the making that can be more easily spotted when the trees are bare.
The aroma of fresh parsley and pungent thyme permeated the room as students prepped an herb mixture to season whole chickens for roasting.
2014 was a wonderful year at the Penn State Extension Philadelphia edible demonstration garden in Fairmount Park.
Penn State Extension Philadelphia offers its 6-week indoor youth horticulture program at various schools and recreation centers throughout the City of Philadelphia.
It was a warm, sunny, fall day – perfect for grazing a horse friend and playing “stick the body parts on the equine”!
It's said that there's treasure to be found in our own backyards. At the Penn State Center in Philadelphia, that is certainly true for our talented Penn State Extension Nutrition Links team.
Penn State Extension constantly seeks new and impactful ways to connect with the communities we work within. Recently, an exciting opportunity has developed which expands the efforts of Extension to include those of the Penn State Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
Philadelphia urban farmers, Penn State Extension Staff and Master Gardeners joined together several evenings this past summer for Penn State Extension's First Annual Farm Talk series.
This fall, as the plants in our gardens are dying back, the Penn State Extension Philadelphia Master Gardener program continues to grow. A new class of 32 trainees launched September 30th, and will meet weekly through mid-January to study together.
With trepidation and excitement, 24 recently graduated and soon to be college freshman at Penn State came to Philadelphia for a week long adventure of community service and lifelong bonding.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture recently announced that they are expanding the quarantine area in Southeast PA for thousand cankers disease of black walnut.
The Penn State Center, Engaging Philadelphia, is pleased to announce that we have 3 wonderful Penn State student interns for the summer! (VIDEO)
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.
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.