Project Title & Description
AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURAL HERITAGE GARDEN AND LIVING LABORATORY
The Pennsylvania Resources Council will design and develop an African-American Cultural Heritage Garden and Living Laboratory Project through the restoration of two abandoned lots adjacent to the Helen S. Faison Arts Academy. Teachers, students and the public will develop an increased awareness of local environmental issues associated with abandoned lot reclamation, such as: urban soil amendment and restoration, composting, waste reduction, water conservation and watershed awareness. African American sustainable gardening techniques and gardening traditions (organic gardening) will be used.