Green Fund Projects

Franklin's Farmers

Fall 2011
Urban Nutrition Initiative

  • Establishment of Franklin’s Farmers, a network of gardeners at Penn who cultivate community, health, and environmental awareness along with fresh fruits and vegetables. These individuals will receive trainings and in return, will donate a portion of their crops for community distribution in West Philadelphia. The group, representing all 12 Schools and Centers, will aim to host 24 gardening workshops and 16 healthy cooking workshops for 600 members of the Penn community throughout 2012. UNI will contribute support and funding for Franklin's Farmers through two student fellows.
Project Leader: 
Danny Gerber, Director, Urban Nutrition Initiative (UNI)
Project Sponsor: 
Ira Harkavy, Director, Netter Center for Community Partnerships

Fact

If each person on campus uses one paper coffee cup each day, Penn would produce 9.6 million cups for waste