Presentation on theme: "STORMWATER MANAGEMENT AND EDUCATION AT Bartram's Garden Community Farm & Food Resource Center Kambiri Cox | Heather Knizhnik | Claire Walker ENVS 410:"— Presentation transcript:
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT AND EDUCATION AT Bartram's Garden Community Farm & Food Resource Center Kambiri Cox | Heather Knizhnik | Claire Walker ENVS 410: Clean Water, Green Cities Spring 2012
The Farm Our Role The Project: Timeline | Funding | Workshop Challenges Reflections Acknowledgements Overview
Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (UNI) o Barbara and Edward Netter Center program o Poor nutrition and physical fitness in West Phila. Bartram's CFFRC o 3.5 acres, adjacent to Bartram's Garden - new!!! Ty Holmberg & Chris Bolden-Newsome o Education o Urban agriculture accessibility Community Crop Field Culturally relevant foods Community Garden Plots Orchard The Farm Franklinia alatamaha, Source: Wikipedia
The Neighborhood and Grounds
Promote Stormwater Management o On-site challenges o Rain Barrels Community Education o Signage o Workshops Our Time o Volunteer Farm Prep/Clean Up o Research o Design Testing Our Role
1. Evaluate stormwater management issues on site 2. Creating designs for sign 3. Application for funding 4. Commissioning ANAGRAM Graphics for production 5. Dry-run of rain barrel construction o Durability o Safety o Cost-effectiveness 6. Rain barrel workshop Timeline
Donation of rain barrels CFFRC funds (back-up) Application for Greg & Susan Walker Endowed Research grant (UPenn EES) Proposal Revisions to project plan Revised proposal submitted APPROVED-IN-FULL: $1103 Funding Sources
- 2nd Annual Philadelphia Science Festival o Grow it, Cook it, Eat it! o Earth Day - Educational and instructional flyers - On-going demonstrations - Incentive program o Free materials to construct rain barrel o Pledge 5 hours of volunteering in community garden Workshop: April 22nd, 2012
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FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! CAN WE USE IT NOW?? WOMEN AT WORK! COOL! WHERE ELSE DO YOU GUYS WORK?
Extra volunteering Volunteer Day in community gardens United By Blue cleanup of Schuylkill River at Bartram's Gardens yer_embedded&v=b_pKUwXK_i4
Needs of CFFRC - Already had a solid SW mgmt plan - Adjusted our project to be more in line with their goals (education, community involvement, urban agriculture) Getting funding approved! Needs of Landscape Architect -Timeline for swale design -Collaboration and information sourcing -Signage Challenges
Testing out Homework 1, Problem #3 in the field! Contributing to the West Phila. community Building a network for future career paths and interests Discovering the world of non-profit organizations Making connections with topics in future classwork and job experience Understanding the relationship between the City’s goals, the work of non-profits, and neighborhood needs Reflections
Acknowledgements Ty Holmberg & Chris Bolden-Newsome, CFFRC Kate Farquhar, UPenn Urban Studies Howard Neukrug & Anne Schwieger Dr. Robert Giegengack, Greg & Susan Walker, & EES Dept Ilya Knizhnik....and our hero, Tony (Home Depot)