EPRA’s farmstand is back!

Our farmstand starts tomorrow, June 3rd!
2-6 pm
33rd and Diamond streets, in front of Mander Recreation Center
Every Wednesday through October

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Tomorrow, we will have homegrown collard greens, kale, mustard greens, salad mix, turnips, and radishes, as well as strawberries, apples, brown eggs, and tomatoes from other local farms. And everyone’s favorite cookies from the Culinary Arts students at Strawberry Mansion High!


Our farmstand accepts SNAP, FMNP, and PhillyFoodBucks

What we’ve been growing this Spring

A few snapshots from Strawberry Mansion this season!

With artists Heidi Barr and Nickki Payne, youth at Healthy Choices afterschool make fabric photo transfers for a garden-based textile art project.

With artists Heidi Barr and Nickki Payne, youth at Healthy Choices after-school make fabric photo transfers for a garden-based textile art project.

Mr. James, along with his fellow gardeners Mr. George and Mr. Marin, has been tending this lot on 31st street for over 30 years.  Here, he removes weeds from beds before he plants.

Mr. James, along with his fellow gardeners Mr. George and Mr. Marin, has been tending this lot on 31st street for over 30 years. Here, he removes weeds from beds before he plants.

We tried growing red-stemmed spinach for the first time.  We loved its appearance and flavor.

We tried growing red-stemmed spinach for the first time. We loved its appearance and flavor.

Thank you to Green Mountain Energy and Sun Club!

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On March 18th, Green Mountain Energy’s Sun Club program presented a certificate to the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Strawberry Mansion High School, and EPRA for $40,000 worth of green energy for our new Green Resource Center.  This gift will allow our soon-to-be-built greenhouse, hoophouse, and wash station to use solar energy, allowing us to demonstrate sustainability and promote alternative energy.  Check back for more updates as we build out the Green Resource Center this season!

The Eagles Visit our Ridge Avenue Garden

On November 3rd, seven members of the Philadelphia Eagles football team visited our Ridge Avenue Community Garden and Green Resource Center through a partnership with PHS.  The Eagles planted fruit trees in front of Strawberry Mansion High School, toured the garden, and sampled snacks prepared with garden produce by Stawberry Mansion High School’s culinary arts students.  We had a great time!  Check out our photos page for more coverage of the event.

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Culinary arts students present the snacks they prepared:
Garden salsa with housemade tortilla chips, yogurt-herb dip with housemade pita chips, low-sugar apple muffins, and kale chips. Wow!