PhillyEarth loves pallets! They are so incredibly useful beyond their original purpose. We always try to come up with new ways to transform them. This time we decided to build benches for the front of our farm!
Having so much left over tile from our pizza oven make-over, we decided to use the rest of it to make some mosaic stepping stones for a pathway through the farm. Zero-Waste!
When PhillyEarth students see old hub caps on the side of the road, they don’t see trash they see a way to transform and use them by turning them into flowers!
We decided that our old herb garden would better serve as one of the largest food forests in Philly. In partnership with The Philadelphia Orchard Project we began Phase 1 of our expansion by sheet mulching the entire space to suppress weeds and prepare the soil for fruit trees and an understory of berry bushes and native pollinators!
Taking a leap into the future of farming, PhillyEarth students are learning the science behind aquaponics! We regularly run water quality experiments and chart aquaponic plant growth rates vs. plant growth rates on our farm.
Our pizza oven was in dire need of a make-over. We brought out our friends from The Village Clay Studio to help us turn our pizza oven into a mosaic turtle.
When we wanted to preserve our summer’s harvest, we knew there was one reliable way to do just that. So, we built ourselves a solar food dehydrator!
Our good friends over at The People’s Paper Co-op came out and taught us how to make paper using a bicycle powered pulper!