Campus Growing Spaces
Penn Park Orchard
The Penn Park Orchard aims to educate and create access to local food for both Penn and the wider Philadelphia community. Events open to anyone include orchard maintenance, edible plant workshops and pick-your-own harvests. The orchard is home to strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, juneberries, figs, and a host of other fruits, nuts, and herbs. The Penn Park Orchard is affiliated with the Philadelphia Orchard Project.
Penn Food and Wellness Collaborative
The Penn Food and Wellness Collaborative is a new initiative bringing together partners from the Center for Public Health Initiatives, Facilities and Real Estate Services, Wellness at Penn, Penn Sustainability, and others across Penn. This year marks the expansion of the Penn Park Orchard into Penn’s first campus urban farm, the Penn Park Farm. The farm will be host to a wide variety of programming including class visits, internships, workshops, volunteer opportunities, and events, with an emphasis on promoting wellness on campus. The main location for the Penn Food and Wellness Collaborative will be the Penn Park Farm, located in Penn Park, one of Penn’s largest green spaces. The farm boasts rows of vegetables, newly tilled beds, and a hoop house for season extension. The farm utilizes sustainable growing practices. Learn more about the Penn Food and Wellness Collaborative by following their social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
Edible Campus Map
Points on Penn's Edible Campus Map show the approximate locations of trees on campus with edible fruits, leaves, and nuts.