UArts Students, Staff Participate in MLK Day of Service

January 23, 2013

In honor of this year's Martin Luther King Day of Service, University of the Arts students and staff joined forces with the Lower Moyamensing Civic Association to help prepare the South Philadelphia High School (SPHS) Gardens.

SPHS Gardens is a school and community garden project that engages students, teachers and neighbors in growing vegetables and fruits for their community. The top priority of this project is to increase access to local, healthy produce in a neighborhood that lacks both significant green space and affordable local produce.

More than 40 students participated in this event and helped the community by picking up trash, painting the garden walls and laying down mulch.

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