This year, STEMcityPHL led the Department of Commerce in a Martin Luther King Day service project that explored the future of urban farming in Philadelphia. Volunteers from City government, Americorps and the Strawberry Mansion community came together at Dr. Ethel Allen School to help prepare for a new after school STEM program. Volunteers were engaged in building garden boxes, conducting a school-wide grounds clean up, beautifying the central school garden, and creatively making plant care instructions for students. The program will focus on the fundamentals of agriculture and farming in an urban community. The goal is to not only get the whole school involved, but to also support an overall shift in climate and culture.
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