As the end of our Living Greener pilot program, Summer Works, approaches, I’ve been contemplating how to better our life skills classes in the future.  I believe that one of the most fundamental values a program can establish is a one of continuous improvement.  What better way to uphold this value than to receive feedback straight from the source? The participants of Summer Works contributed their ideas via survey at the halfway point of the program, and
Help Keep the Pennsylvania Wilds Beautiful When I moved to St Marys last August I was really happy to see that there is such a good recycling program here.  It is great to have curbside pickup of glass, newsprint and cans and a recycling center for everything else.  On my recent visit to the center I talked with Bekki Titchner, the recycling coordinator, and she said that the volume of recycling has nearly doubled at
Agriculture has been a major part of my life since I was a little girl. My parents taught me how to garden and cook at a young age. However, when I went off to college at Bloomsburg University, I was taught about overpopulation and the thought of people that are food insecure—well, it completely baffled me. This was the time in my life where everything clicked into place that I want to help people that
I want to use this blog post to brag about the progress our Living Greener participants are making. Bri’s post goes into what the program is and how it works. Next week marks the half way point. We have a core group of participants that are showing up on time doing great work, just look how clean the lines are on that landscaping job! I went out to takes some pictures of the finished work,
It has been an exciting two weeks here! The summer pilot program, Summer Works, is now in full swing. Six participants have been recruited.  Four locations have been solidified. Life skills are waiting to be instilled. Now, it’s time to get things accomplished. What is Summer Works?  If you guessed a program designed to help out of school young adults build skills and ultimately find full-time employment in the area, you got it! If you think

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