The Center City Neighborhood community garden had students from a local elementary school over to their site at 34th & Forest to work in their rain garden and orchard. Pete Hughes and his team guided the third-graders in their projects, helping them identify native plants and weeds, how the different organisms work together ecologically, and showing them hands on techniques of urban agriculture.
Needless to say the kids were thoroughly engaged, only stoping working to ask enthusiastically about the plants and bugs they found.
Thanks to Pete for inviting us to see this event. It was a great example of how green spaces can be used to enliven urban communities!