Gardener Don

“Gardening is not something you can walk away from; don’t give up.”   Name: Don Williams Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA Years gardening: 69 Produce Grown: Beets, lettuce, corn, chard, turnips, onion, okra, collard greens and cabbage. Mr. Don Williams has lived in Philadelphia his whole life. He has been living in Philadelphia since he was two [...]


Planting Chard

Our chard story began at the University City High School Greenhouse, where Penn student Rebel Gardeners Omar and Daniel planted chard seeds in flats filled with a 50/50 blend of promix and organic compost. Daniel and Omar are in the Penn ABCS class Biology of Food, and for their placement project volunteer with the Rebel [...]

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SCRG Eastwick Profile: Mr. Robert

Where were you born? North Carolina How long have you been gardening? 68 years (started when he was 7 years old) How long have you been at the Eastwick Community Garden? About 30 years Who taught you how to garden? His father What do you do with the food you grow? Give it away and eats it himself. [...]

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SCRG Eastwick Profile: Mr. Gil

Where were you born? Georgia How long have you been gardening? 60 years, probably (he’s 71 now, got started early) How long have you been at the Eastwick Community Garden? Since 1992 Who taught you how to garden? Parents What do you do with the food you grow? Give it to neighbors, eats some himself. [...]


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Professor Mike at Eastwick

‘Today we went to the Eastwick Community Garden. We got to meet Professor Mike who told us a little bit about the garden. He told us that the garden might be turned into a parking lot for the Airport. I think that is bad for the senior citizens because they will not be able to [...]




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