Both scholarships recognized Preston's work — both scholarly and with hands to soil — on community-based urban farming in Philadelphia. Preston runs a one-acre farm that she built as a freshman for the nonprofit Urban Tree Connection on a vacant lot in Haddington, a low-income West Philadelphia neighborhood. Her farm produces thousands of pounds of fresh vegetables annually while engaging children, teenagers and adults in the community in all aspects of production, distribution and management.
Green Campus Tour
Guided maps of sustainability initiatives at Temple University
Climate Action Plan
Temple became a signatory of the Presidents Climate Commitment in 2008 and again in 2016.
Find out about Temple’s progress toward a more sustainable future by reviewing our Annual Report