• Program and Business Plan for Bright Spot Farms Bright Spot Farms, a program of the West End Neighborhood House, exists to equip and empower youth aging out of Delaware’s foster care system through horticultural job training. I and other Longwood Fellows documented current program activities and made recommendations based on extensive interviews, surveys, benchmarking, and observations, July-November, 2015

xxxFINAL POP 2015 report cover

  • Philadelphia Rooftop Farm (PRooF), Coordinated implementation of rooftop farming pilot project using modular planters. Facilitated meetings, planned publicity events and managed online media, March – July 2012
  • Park Friends Group Organizing As a Project Coordinator at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) I led the formation of two new park Friends groups; the Friends of Washington Avenue Green and the Friends of Race Street Pier. These groups continue to thrive and and steward the first new public parks built on the Delaware river in over 50 years, 2009-2011
Friends of Washginton Avenue Green
Friends of Washginton Avenue Green
  • Community Planning Processes At PHS, I developed project schedules, timelines, budgets and documentation for the community planning processes of Race Street Pier, Washington Avenue Green and Penn Treaty Park in Philadelphia, PA. I planned and oversaw large scale public events including community meetings to gather public input on design options, 2009 – 2011
Visioning collage using input from Penn Treaty Park stakeholders
Visioning collage for Penn Treaty Park stakeholder meeting
  • Green 2015  Coordinated public outreach and communications for Green 2015, an initiative of the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation to create 500 acres of new publicly accessible green space, April- August, 2010   GRN2015flyr_WP
  • CDAG Board Created promotional materials and helped form policy as a board member of the Central Delaware Advocacy Group and head of the Early Action Committee, 2009 – 2011

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  • PHS LandCare Program, At PHS, I met with community members, city council members and other stakeholders to implement Philadelphia Green’s vacant land management program, which has expanded to become a national model. Currently over 7 million square feet of land has been “cleaned and greened” and continues to be maintained, March 2008-Oct 2009
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