Frick Park’s Survival Camp Encourages Kids to Explore Nature

Middle schoolers cook bread sticks over a camp fire at Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy's Survival Camp in Frick Park. Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

We head out to a summer camp that helps build confidence and an appreciation for nature. Plus, we visit a farm in Pittsburgh that teaches neighbors how to grow and cook seasonal vegetables. We then talk with another urban farmer in Pittsburgh whose new book teaches children how to grow a tomato and community. The oldest African American-owned farm in the U.S., located in Pennsylvania, received a special dedication leading up to the 250th birthday of America in 2026.

News about toxic PFAS in drinking water, climate effects on teen mental health, and renewable energy projects.

See the original article and listen to the podcast here.

This article originally appeared in the Allegheny Front on July 14, 2023.