volunteers needed, City Harvest

Posted by on March 26, 2012

About City Harvest

City Harvest is a unique partnership between the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS); The Philadelphia Prison System (PPS); SHARE, a food cupboard distribution network; and The Health Promotion Council. Through this program, inmates of the Philadelphia Prison System grow vegetable seeds into seedlings. These seedlings are transplanted into the prison’s Roots to Reentry garden and distributed to 45 participating community gardens.  The vegetables that are grown are donated to food cupboards through SHARE. Through the efforts of the Health Promotion Council, we offer cooking demonstrations and tastings to teach the people who receive the produce healthy ways of preparing and enjoying it.  For more information, please see the link below.


Gardening opportunities can involve the following tasks:
Weeding, planting seeds and transplants, harvesting produce for donation,
clearing areas of brush and invasive species, trash pickup, mulching  garden pathways,
Tasks vary depending on the season of the year.

Here are a few tips for volunteering in our gardens
All the work is outside. Dress for the weather.
We will provide gloves, tools for the tasks
Bring water and snack, if you think you’ll get hungry.
Usually about 2-3 hours volunteering

Contact US
Eileen Gallagher

Office 215-988-8880

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