Rooftop Garden

Through a grant and a partnership with Sprouts Farmers Market and Sprouts Healthy Communities, Coppin was awarded a garden. It would foster a variety of hands-on educational programming.  School gardens can be excellent tools to help children learn about the origins of their food, play a role in growing that food, and provide opportunities for them to sample nutritious, fresh fruits and vegetables. School gardens can be used to teach children about Ecology, Agriculture, Nutrition, History, Math, Business, and Science, as well as provide opportunities for physical activity.  The vision for this garden was to develop and sustain a community-driven greening and gardening project, while providing a space for communal growing, gathering, and education that would foster deep community engagement and leadership development for students of all ages, in order to build a healthy sustainable community.  Students will have opportunities to learn through and about the garden in their STEAM/STEM/STEELS  and homeroom classes.  If you or you know someone who would like to assist with the garden please contact: Coppin School at (215) 400-7970,,, or the Home and School Association.  A huge thank you is extended to the people mentioned above and all the volunteers, parents, families and students for their efforts in the fruition of this endeavor.