Featured Watershed Milestones Honoree: Roots to Re-Entry, PHS

Julie Slavet
May 10, 2013


At our second annual Watershed Milestones Award Ceremony & Reception on Wednesday, May 22, TTF will honor people, organizations, public agencies, and companies whose efforts in improving and protecting the TTF watershed deserve special recognition. Meet the featured honoree below!

Friend of the TTF Watershed

Roots to Re-Entry, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society


Photo Credit: PHS

TTF would like to recognize the Roots to Re-Entry Landscape Training and Job Placement Program of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society for its leadership in providing Green Stormwater Infrastructure Management training. This program recognizes both the incredible opportunity and challenge created by Philadelphia’s groundbreaking Green City Clean Watersprogram.

The Roots to Re-Entry Landscape Training and Job Placement Program was founded by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) and its partners to assist former inmates of the Philadelphia Prison System to find employment. The program offers inmates the chance to learn new skills in landscape management and local food production as well as gain a fulfilling employment opportunity upon release. Inmates receive 14 weeks of training focused on developing skills in job preparedness, health, local food production, and landscape management.

Through funding provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and in partnership with TTF and GreenTreks, PHS will develop training components to teach Roots to Re-Entry participants the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in Green Stormwater Infrastructure Management.

Questions about Watershed Milestones? E-mail us at info@ttfwatershed.org or call 215.844.8100.


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