Growing Green Communities through Urban Gardening in Haddington
Academic Preceptor: Carl Pitts, PT, DPT, Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson College of Health Professionals, Department of Physical Therapy
Community Preceptor: Skip Wiener, Urban Tree Connection
Community Site: Urban Tree Connection
Allison, Krista, and Zach worked on a farm and surrounding community gardens with high school students from Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN). The 25 PYN youths were divided into groups and focused on different projects related to urban gardening. The groups included social media, marketing, garden/landscape design, environmental education, and construction/ farm maintenance. Each youth was given the opportunity to explore his or her own interests within the realm of farming.