There is a garden in the Lawncrest section of Philadelphia that didn’t exist two years ago. The 25-plot community garden required buy in from the neighborhood, city officials and a variety of city groups, but with Temple University Landscape Architecture major Thu Ngan Han leading the charge, fresh vegetables will soon by popping up in abundance.
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Before Jillian Brainard came to Temple University, she spent a few years with the CIA. In this case, however, her stock in trade was entrees, not espionage. Her career has since taken a 90-degree turn into community planning.
Allison Hanna is the first in her family to attend college right out of high school. On May 15, she will complete her B.S. in Landscape Architecture and will also serve as the student speaker for the School of Environmental Design Graduation Ceremony.
For Denise Snook everything is literally coming up roses. Upon completing her bachelor’s degree in Horticulture at Temple in December, Snook settled into a career as the Horticulturist, Landscape Manager and Rosarian at Wyck, a National Historic Landmark house, garden and farm.
The Department came home with a treasure trove of awards presented by the Pennsylvania-Delaware Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
The Center for Sustainable Communities at Temple University has been awarded a $1.235 million grant from the William Penn Foundation to provide oversight, expertise and support for what could potentially be dozens of restoration projects in the suburban portions of five watersheds in the Philadelphia region.
Temple University Ambler EarthFest will be held on Friday, April 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will include more than 75 exhibitors sharing new ideas and concepts with more than 7,000 students, teachers, parents and the public.
Hundreds of heroes will be lacing up their walking shoes for the Eastern Montgomery County March of Dimes March for Babies 2014 at Temple University Ambler on Sunday, April 27 — registration begins at 9 a.m. in Bright Hall Circle.
The Temple University Ambler Student Government Association, in partnership with Impact Thrift Stores, will host an outdoor, community-wide collection drive on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Ambler Campus Commuter Parking Lot.
On Monday, April 21, the Ambler Campus Criminal Justice Society will sponsor a “Pathways to Employment” Career Fair that places special emphasis on criminal justice careers. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Bright Hall Lounge. All majors are invited to attend.