Scattergood Foundation

Advancing Innovative Strategies for Change in Behavioral Health

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society motivates people to improve the quality of life and create a sense of community through horticulture.

This program will give ex-offenders from the Philadelphia Prison System the tools and support to obtain meaningful employment and become productive citizens in their communities. It will reduce the likelihood of return to prison for participants.


Francis Lawn


Date Project Title
04/2010 to 12/2014 Roots to Re-entry Job Training Program


From Parking Lot to Paradise - the Revenge of Urban Agriculture

                    Urban agriculture                     during my baby boomer childhood in New York City, when postwar agricultural production became increasingly industrialized, amounted to simple school projects like rooting an avocado pit or a potato in the base of a sawn off milk carton. Today, however, we have home food production, urban farming, productive gardens, or whatever else...