GREENER PARTNERS Overview
Target demographics: children, youth, teens, adults, seniors, families, communities. We also provide extensive outreach through education and food access initiatives to low-income communities in Chester, Norristown, and North Philadelphia.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 10,000
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Volunteers are needed for planting, weeding, harvest on our sustainable agriculture farms; support site stewardship initiatives including perennial and tree planting, education gardens, herb gardens; and, on-farm and farm-to-school education programs inte
Geographic areas served: Delaware, Montgomery, Chester and Philadelphia counties.
Programs: Seed to Snack (farm-to-school, nutrition focused education for youth); SOL Food (teen empowerment and training program in urban agriculture); First Generation Farmers Program (two-year apprenticeship training program for aspiring farmers); and, Community Food Project (food justice initiative empowering underserved communities with tools to address food sovereignty).
*Increase and strengthen public access to fresh, seasonal and local food.
*Train new farmers in resilient farming techniques and to achieve success in the growing local food economy.
*Educate people of all ages about the origins of their food and empower them to create healthy communities.