In partnership with the Bodine Street Community Garden, the kids take care of a garden plot and learn about urban gardening.
Educational sessions include gardening basics like what kinds of vegetables you can grow in Philly, composting, good vs. bad insects, and more!
Princess Rahman is a recent graduate from the University of Pennsylvania where she studied ancient history and the premedical sciences. Her love for agriculture, community outreach, and food justice always manifested themselves in her extracurriculars and work-study positions. Princess co-managed a campus greenhouse and developed mental health awareness workshops surrounding gardening as a restorative outlet. As a sustainability fellow for Bartram’s Garden, she supported high-school students in their individual projects surrounding farming, nutrition, food justice, and the African diaspora. During her work with Sankofa Community Farm, she was responsible for the construction and installation of garden beds for their Home Garden Bed program aimed at promoting food sovereignty in southwest Philadelphia. After earning her bachelor’s degree, Princess Rahman was brought onto the STEM program at Richard Allen Preparatory Charter school to develop a pilot agriculture curriculum. Presently she is now the farmer and garden coordinator for Bethel Community Garden where she is excited to continue its programs of sustainability and work around food justice and food sovereignty!