Horace Furness Highschool Garden Project

Temple’s Engineers Without Borders chapter has partnered with Vietlead to improve the facilities of two community gardens, at Horace Furness High School in South Philadelphia and Resilient Roots Community Garden in Camden, New Jersey.

Engineers without borders, temple and philadelphia professional chapters, working on building a compost system at Horace furness.

Horace Furness High School services mostly refugee students that live in South Philadelphia. The community garden augments educational opportunities and helps build a community for students who are new to the United States.

As of November 2022, we have completed Phase I of the project which consisted of building a greenhouse, compost system, and irrigation system.

Currently, our chapter is focusing on providing both gardens with timed irrigation systems for their garden beds, as well as secure lock boxes to store the control panels to the systems.

While this project is set to be completed by the end of fall 2023, the local project leads are working hard to find another local project for spring 2024.