OVERBROOK

GOAL

"Overbrook in EJAE is a project which aims to develop a fully functional high tunnel greenhouse for the Overbrook Environmental Education Center (OEEC) in West Philadelphia, PA. It’s purpose is to extend the growing seasons to serve Overbrook’s community by offering access to food and herbs. This project is focused on implementing irrigation, ventilation, and solar power to the greenhouse, while also encompassing the values of environmental justice and education that EJAE holds."

BRIEF HISTORY

In 1998, Jerome and Gloria Shabazz established JASTECH  Development Services, INC. to promote a sustainable and equitable community. In 2002, JASTECH established the Overbrook Environmental Education Center (OEEC) as a community based center dedicated to the preservation and promotion of sustainable and livable communities.

Solar Panel

  • Educate students and members of the community about building renewable energy facilities

  • Precautions will be placed to combat potential damage to plants by climate change or younger children

  • Operational systems and overall structure of the greenhouse will be designed simultaneously

CONTEXT OF USE