The Memorial to John Paul Endicott at Temple University Ambler Food Crops Garden
September 14, 2013
The Memorial to John Paul Endicott at Temple University Ambler Food Crops Garden is a community garden nestled in the Temple Ambler’s Horticultural Campus. John Paul Endicott was a Temple University Horticulture student, who passed away in a motor vehicle accident in 2010. Before his passing John Paul developed and carried out the idea of a community garden plot, whose harvest of tomatoes, beans, potatoes, and greens, goes entirely to families in need.
In his memory and honor, family and friends have come together to support his vision and continue the work that he started. The JPE Donation Garden is an education and volunteer based community vegetable garden. The organic crops which are grown and harvested are donated to local food pantries. Located within the research gardens of Temple Ambler, the JPE Donation Garden is bolstered and supported by Temple Ambler’s faculty, staff, interns, and students and linked to coursework. JPE partners with: Mattie Dixon, Temple Ambler, Philabundance, Chelten Church, Seeds of Hope.
We invite you to learn more about the JPE Garden and meet Judith Endicott at our Montgomeryville Store on Saturday September 14th, from 12-3pm or visit their website: http://www.jpendicott.com/html/garden_mission.html Click here to learn more about Impact Thrift Stores Shining a Spotlight series.