Founded in 2012, Skunk Hollow allows Radnor residents to grow pesticide-free vegetables for family and friends in a township park next to the Willows. Members learn to choose disease-resistant varieties, improve watering techniques, and safely eliminate insects without chemicals. Meanwhile, herb and perennial gardens draw beneficial insects.
green initiatives: Gardening techniques that benefit bees, and the use of wood mulch to keep down weeds.
local bragging rights: Skunk Hollow has become a living laboratory for school-age children and volunteers. Each Saturday from early July through Labor Day, gardeners gather vegetables to deliver to Philabundance.
green dream: That Skunk Hollow will serve as a model for other townships to develop similar programs that offer fresh, pesticide-free vegetables.