The Primex Green Project is excited to work with some of the amazing schools and organizations shown below. Want to see your school or organization listed here? Contact Terry at email@example.com.
|Abraham Lincoln High School||Aloysius L. Fitzpatrick Elementary School||Anna B. Pratt Head Start||Arcadia University||Awbury Arboretum|
|Baldi Middle School||Backyard Eats||Blaine Academics Plus School||Brookside Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center||Cheltenham Elementary|
|Cub Scout Pack 22 Cheltenham||Crefeld School||Delaware Valley University||Dr. Ethel D. Allen School||Fox Chase Academics Plus School|
|Fox Chase Farm||Garrett Williamson Foundation||General George G. Meade School||Germantown Friends School||Girard College|
|Glenside Elementary||Greener Partners||Grow Philly||Philadelphia Academy Charter High School||Philadelphia Learning Academy North|
|Philadelphia Master Gardeners||Rhawnhurst Elementary School||Solis-Cohen School||St. James School||Steward Middle School|
|Temple University, Main & Ambler||Thomas K. Finletter Academics Plus School||Henry H. Houston Elementary||Highland Elementary School||J. Hampton Moore|
|James Logan Elementary||James R. Lowell Elementary School||Jenkintown Environmental Advisory Committee||Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences||John F. McCloskey School|
|John Hancock Demonstration School – Labrum Campus||Joseph J. Greenberg School||Ken Crest||Kennedy Crossan Academics Plus||Lankenau High School|
|Lighthouse Field||Manna on Main Street||Manor College||Meyers Elementary School||North East High School|
|Pennypack Farm & Education Center||Penn State Extension – Philadelphia County||Penn State University||Pennsylvania Horticultural Sciety||School District of Jenkintown|
|Tioga Hope Garden||Tookany-Tacony-Frankford Watershed||United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey||Urbanstead||Upper Dublin High School|
|Vare-Washington Elementary School||W.B. Saul High School||Watson T. Comly School||Widener Memorial School||William H. Loesche Elementary School|
|William Penn Charter School||Wissahickon Charter School||Wyncote Elementary School|
Stewart Middle School, located in Norristown, PA,recently was awarded a Blue Ribbon by PHS : Pennsylvania Horticultural Society as part of their garden and greening contest! We were excited and so pleased to be a part of this project! The students worked so hard this year on growing seed indoors in winter and transplanting in Spring. We never bought 1 plant – all plants were grown from seeds donated by Primex Garden Center!
Recently we worked with the Variety Club Garden and provided the much needed seeds, flowers, containers and nursery tables to set the plants outside this past Spring. The Variety Club enriches the lives of young adults with disabilities through social and educational programs. With our collaboration, the garden won PHS : Pennsylvania Horticultural Society‘s Garden of Distinction in the Urban Garden category. This was a great initiative where the developmental camp vocation students worked all summer to plant, grow, harvest, and sell. Not only does this teach the students gardening skills, but also social skills. We were thrilled!
On Friday December 8th, 2017 Primex Garden Center attended the grand opening of the Agricultural and Environmental Learning Center with Outdoor Engagement Learning Gardens at the Pratt Head Start Center. Primex Garden Center designed and installed the Outdoor Engagement Learning Gardens with vegetables, herbs, shrubs, and perennials. We outfitted the Agricultural Lab with an aquaponics system, a worm composting unit, seed starting supplies, grow lights, tropical plants, butterfly and ladybug kits and more. Primex is extremely proud to have been involved in this innovative project which will serve as a model for other early learning programs throughout the Philadelphia region. Special thanks to Hydrofarm and Coast of Maine for their donations toward the project.
Back in April 2017, #WeekoftheYoungChild continued at KenCrest Early Learning Centers with their Northeast Center hosting our very own David Green as a guest reader! Bringing a basket of fresh eggs and “Green Eggs and Ham” the kids had a great time, as did David! In October, we stopped by and donated approximate $100 worth of products and labor. We spruced up the outdoor play area, containers, & raised beds and installed fall plantings. To learn more about how you can partner with KenCrest to help children in your area, click here.
On Friday, April 21, 2017, Primex Garden Center lent a hand at Watson T Comly Elementary School with principal Kate Sylvester. With 180 students involved, we planted 12 raised beds and one elevated garden bed, in addition to two hopscotch boards out of pavers. The students planted a variety of herbs, vegetables, and perennials. Thanks Gronomics and Coast of Maine Organic Products, Inc. for helping our project!
On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, Primex Garden Center lent a hand at St. James School in Philadelphia with Lisa Turner, the gardener for both St. James and Penn Charter. We supplied them with soil to top off the existing beds as well as helped them plant some herbs and vegetables.
On March 8, 2017, Primex Garden Center joined our friends at the James Russell Lowell School in Philadelphia and helped them install seven Gronomics raised beds (3 with Trellis) and get their inside agricultural lab going with lights, trays, soil test kits.
This past year, Backyard Eats, under the guidance of Chris Mattingly, along with help from Primex Garden Center installed 3 raised garden beds on the concrete schoolyard. They were able to run a summertime community garden and an after school garden club for 10 kids in grades 3-5th. The smiles on the children’s’ faces really tells an amazing story! We are so proud to be a part of this project!
On Saturday September 24, 2016, Primex Garden Center, alongside School District of Philadelphia and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, gave time and resources as it took part in the 2016 Day of Caring Event. We assembled benches, planted new containers, assembled and planted new raised beds (Thanks Gronomics!), and added compost and mulch to the newly planted areas. Primex supports the United Way and its mission to provide children with a quality education and directly support the areas where children learn, play, and grow.
On April 23, 2016, Primex Garden Center helped out Northern Children’s Services and their new children’s garden. Three Cub Scout packs participated alongside students from Philadelphia University and Saint Joseph’s University to build 4 raised beds, in the pouring rain, and plant some lettuce and greens to get things started.