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Rhodes Elementary School
Environmental Program

Philly Forests has partnered with Rhodes Elementary School to create an ecologically-diverse landscape on school grounds. In 2022, we established:

  • A Mini Food Forest- raised garden beds, fruit trees, and edible berry vines

  • A Perennial Pollinator Garden- native plant and shrub installation near the school sign

  • 29th St Natural Fence- A border of tall overstory trees and shrubs providing shade and privacy to students during school hours


We have a mission to raise $10,000 to purchase equipment, education materials, a shed,
and tools for student use.

Donated Funds will be combined with Philly Forests crop revenue to deepen impact.

In 2023, we are expanding the mini food forest to include an urban meadow trail with educational signage, birdhouses, butterfly nectar nests, and more! We are forming a garden club, and donated funds will help cover an environmental educator and lesson materials.

Please donate to this incredibly impactful work! Rhodes students deserve exposure to all nature has to offer.


Rhodes Elementary School is a K-8 public school on the corner of 29th + Clearfield in North Philadelphia's 19132. Students experience high rates of displacement, homelessness, early childhood trauma, food insecurity, and violence. It is our hope to install ecologically-sound, interactive gardens to inspire the youth, offering therapeutic green space to find peace and regulate emotion. Rhodes School is surrounded by open, grassy areas, perfect for environmental beautification and educational engagement!


In Warmth,

The Philly Forests Team

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