The Hamilton Garden Project showcases how universities and local public schools can collaborate to increase local climate mitigation, adaptation, and resiliency while addressing community-specific needs. Join Andrew Hamilton School students and staff, as well as the Philadelphia Orchard Project, for an afternoon of planting, harvesting, and Autumn crafts to support the food forest and garden, have fun, and learn the myriad of ways to get involved!
The event will include:
1) Planting perennials and ground-cover plants in the orchard circling the school alongside the Philadelphia Orchard Project and the Andrew Hamilton School community. Plants will include strawberry, thyme, lemon balm, asparagus, chamomile, rhubarb, and more!
2) Garden Tour
3) Activity tables: taste testing, plant dissections, drawing, etc.!
4) Opportunity to support weeding and harvest in the raised garden beds
5) Descriptions of Penn partner collaborations and thought-provoking prompts on ways to get involved.
This event is in collaboration with the Netter Center's 30th Anniversary "University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) Fall Celebration at Hamilton School." All are welcome and encouraged to attend!
See the Eventbrite for more details on the agenda, registration, and transportation.