Students Recognized at Independence National Historical Park

There are plenty of things to learn about in Philadelphia’s Independence National Historical Park and today officials recognized a group of teenagers from Philadelphia and Camden who just completed a program all about gardening. The six-week course teaches participants about keeping a garden and encourages them to be citizen gardeners.
“We called it Growing Hope and that’s exactly what we’ve done,” said Project Manager Tonia Horton. “We worked in gardens with garden partners all throughout Philadelphia, we worked 1,800 hours.”
The hard work paid off — program organizers say all the participants are excited to take part again next year.
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