Natania Schaumburg has been the farm manager at Ruth Bennett for the last two seasons. She is excited about all of the infrastructural projects that have been completed at the farm recently, including installing water and electricity, a heated greenhouse, and a walk-in cooler. She is also looking forward to expanding programming such as the farm stand as well as activities for Chester residents and programs for youth.
Currently the farm collaborates with the East Park Revitalization Alliance’s Beginning Farmer Team of Philadelphia, who bring their urban farming knowledge and experience working with youth to the Bennett Farm. Featured here are Malik Savage and Merthus Mbonigaba with buckets of dahlias.
Our youth employment program for high-schoolers teaches job-readiness skills and community involvement through working at the farm. 15-year-old Joe Joe especially likes helping customers shop at the farm stand!