4H is effectively being forced off the farm - see Program Page



We aim to promote organizations that work in conjuncion with or in a similar capacity as the Fox Chase Farm. Below are some of these organizations. If you have a site that you think should be added to our list, let us know.

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4-H Club — 4-H is the youth education branch of the Cooperative Extension Service, a program of the United States Department of Agriculture. Each state and each county has access to a County Extension office for both youth and adult programs.

Friends of Pennypack Park–Pennypack Park is one of many parks throughout the City of Philadelphia under the management of the Fairmount Park Commission. Established in 1905 by an ordinance to insure the protection of Penypack Creek and the preservation of the surrounding land. The combined parks total about 8900 acres and constitute one of the largest landscaped parks systems in the country. Pennypack, in the Far Northeast, covers approximately 1600 acres and is composed of woodlands, meadows and wetlands. Naturalists John James Audubon and Alexander Wilson spent many hours along the banks of the Pennypack Creek which runs through the park from Pine Road all the way to the Delaware River. The park provides playgrounds, hiking and bike trails as well as bridle paths for horse back riding. An adjunct to the Park is the Pennypack Environmental Center on Verree Road which is also under the management of the Fairmount Park Commission as is the Fox Chase Farm on Pine Road.

Pennypack Environmental Center — 8600A Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115, 215.685.0470 offers a full calendar of family programs and public events.

The Philadelphia School District — jointly manages the Fox Chase Farm in conjunction with the Fairmount Park Commission. The Farm is a Campus of the School District’s Swenson High School.

Philadelphia Parks Alliance — Founded in 1983, Philadelphia Parks Alliance (formerly Friends of Philadelphia Parks) advocates, builds coalitions, and educates the public in order to achieve superior systems of parks and open space for Philadelphia. .

Ryerss Farm — Founded in 1888, Ryerss is the countries oldest non-profit retirement home for aged and abused equines. It is located in Pottstown, PA.

Benjamin Rush State Park — This undeveloped state park is a mixture of open fields and woodlots located in Northeast Philadelphia, at the intersection of Roosevelt Boulevard and Southampton Road. It was created in 1975 and contains approximately 275 acres of ground. Benjamin Rush hosts one of the largest community gardens in the area.

Sierra Club — “The Sierra Club’s members are more than 700,000 of your friends and neighbors. Inspired by nature, we work together to protect our communities and the planet. The Club is America’s oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.”

7th Police District — The 7th Police District is located in NE Philadelphia. It covers an area from Rhawn Street, north to the city limits and from Roosevelt Boulevard, west to the city limits.

Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers — A Community-Based Ecosystem Management Program formed as an action-oriented volunteer group to solve some of the Wissahickon’s problems.