The Yale Day of Service in Philadelphia, PA took place on May 7th. Thirty participants, including children, spent the morning at Bartram’s Garden, a 45-acre National Historic Landmark. We cleared underbrush to restore a meadow on one end of the forest, and cleared bushes and cut down small trees to create a scenic opening of space for visitors on another end. The alumni got a very physical workout! At the end we were all able to see the fruits of our efforts in the lovely space.
Bartram’s Garden is a 45-acre National Historic Landmark that is almost 300 years old. It is an outdoor classroom and living laboratory destination with a bike path that will be linked to the Schuylkill River Trail in the next few years.