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Mission Statement

The core values of Pennypack Farm & Education Center are as follows

Environmental education

Providing locally-produced, fresh, healthy, humanely-raised, toxin-free food

Protecting ecosystem health

Strengthening community relationships

Preserving open space

Maintaining farming as a viable occupation

Building local food security

Practicing sustainability in farming, buildings, and energy production

Mission: dedicated to making local sustainable agriculture an important part of our community through farming, education and community events.


Our farm is located on 24 acres situated on the grounds of the College Settlement of Philadlephia Camp amongst 235 acres of fields, forest, trails, streams and a three-acre lake. Established in 1889, the College Settlement has provided camping opportunities to economically needy children since 1922.

Now in our seventh growing season, we are currently cultivating 15 acres following best sustainable agriculture practices for growing organic vegetables, flowers, herbs and pasture-fed chicken, poultry and eggs. The farm provides food for over 400 families including low-income and homeless. No synthetic chemicals are used in the soil or on the crops.

As an education center, we offer summer internships, field trip programs, classroom presentations, farming experiences for families, speakers, and a summertime speaker series for adults. The farm offers volunteer opportunities for those who want to take part in the "hands-on" experience of "digging in" on a sustainable community farm. We also offer workshops to the community on topics such as chemical-free gardening, canning, edible weeds, medicinal herbs, and health-conscious family meal planning.



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Would you recommend Pennypack Farm & Education Center?

by Susan C. from Ambler, PA (Administrator for this Organization) (March 17, 2015)
I love outdoors work, and knowing this is an organic farm, I feel safe. Working under the open sky with geese flying overhead is a joy. The work was varied every time. I brought my own gloves since theirs looked pretty dirty.