SMIP grant was awarded ($46,000) for the design of green stormwater retrofits to become the foundation for the playground’s transformation.
KellyGREEN Project website reimagined.
Grant funds for E.L.I. (Environmental Literacy and Innovation) in the meadow to includes weather stations, two air pollution monitors, internet integration with the school and a magnifying glass station located in the meadow!
Garden program expands to include in-school instruction
4th annual participation in City-Wide clean up on the Kelly site.
Formal Steering Committee and mission statement formulated.
Organizational strategy for capital campaign developed.
Partnership with Wissahickon Boys and Girls Club results in creation of a natural playspace using tree stumps and woodchips on the school grounds.
Pre-SMIP grant application submitted in consultation with School District and PWD.
GoFundMe Campaign created.2017:
KellyGREEN hires Asarum LandDesign Group to facilitate a year- long community engagement project to conclude with a SMIP (stormwater management improvement project) application to the Philadelphia Water Department. Community
Two faculty Workshops, one recess aides workshop, three community workshops,
Library-based playground design project with all grades
Back-to-school night presentation
Audubon meadow spring clean up activity with 4th & 5th graders.
Urban pocket meadow installed in school’s front lawn in partnership with LandHealth Institute. Students and community members plant over 2000 native plant plugs in one day.
Volunteer “Meadow Minders” keep the meadow watered and weeded through summer
Garden program celebrates its 3rd year
Audubon begins offering lessons due to interest in the meadow
Philadelphia University Landscape Architecture Studios review with new ideas: Design a space that allows children and the community to “play, plant and perform”.
Restorative Justice Program of Mural Arts builds a garden shed, picnic tables and fence. Large community turn out to paint and decorate.
Grants received from Philadelphia Activities Fund, Whole Foods and Recyclebank.
Support from Friends of Wissahickon and Phila. U. leads to in-depth discussion with School District about how to move forward.
Gala fund raiser held with over 200 participants including both school families and community representatives.
Community Design Collaborative School Greening Design Charrette
Gardening program begins with after school club, supported by Arcadia University students and Penn State Master Gardener.
Penn State ProWellness grant supports a successful “Let’s Move” recess program
Broader outreach and conversations with community organizations
Hansberry Garden receives a planning grant from Community Design Collaborative. KellyGREEN Project is born