Teens Building a Green City

Posted by on April 20, 2009

I wanted to let you know about an exciting free event, Teens Building a Green City, led by Students United for Philadelphia Agriculture (SUPA). On Saturday, April 25th from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. at W.B. Saul High School (at 7100 Henry Avenue in Roxborough), Teens Building a Green City, will offer free workshops in urban agriculture and greening the city for teens, ages 14 to 18 years old. The workshops will include such topics as plant identification, herbs and their uses, starting a community garden and market, leadership skills, and
photosynthesis and are led by Philadelphia Youth.

SUPA is a partnership of students from youth agriculture programs in the city of Philadelphia who believe Philadelphia youth are the future stewards of our city. These organizations work together and share their resources to create a youth agriculture community, enrich existing green youth education programs, advocate for food sustainability in Philadelphia, and give youth an organization through which to sharpen and practice their leadership skills.

Teens Building a Green City, is being sponsored by Penn State Cooperative Extension, Teens 4 Good, Weavers Way Co-op, W.B. Saul High School, the Urban Nutrition Initiative, Keep Philadelphia Beautiful and Farm to City. Free lunch will be provided.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Heather Zimmerman
Penn State Cooperative Extension

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