About Us

We bring a unique perspective and blend of professional expertise to environmental nonprofits in the Philadelphia area. Our staff, partners, collaborators, and volunteers form a network to enhance understanding, improve skills, and expand impact. Together we learn, together we grow, together we make the changes we want to see.

Ecology researchers and plant-focused practitioners generally operate in disparate silos of knowledge, belief, and action. We create a bridge between the latest research about the causes and consequences of ecological devastation and the daily practices employed by gardeners, landscapers, and arborists.

We Value

• Learning and sharing knowledge about how to strengthen our ecosystems.
• The wellbeing of the human and more-than-human communities in which we live.
• The development of food systems that promote human equitability and respect for the beings who we make our food and the land we share.
• Local measures to mitigate and adapt to the effects of global climate change.

planter boxes in Mantua
Partnership with Mantua Enrichment and Beautification

Our Staff

Sherrilyn Billger, PhD, Executive Director
Audrey Davis, Program Administrator and Research Associate

Our Board of Directors

Robin Mann, MA, Chair
Virginia Brooker, Vice Chair
Amelie Constant, PhD, Treasurer
Andrew Smith, PhD, Scribe
Kristie Bergey
Pauline Berkowitz, MS
Stefanie Kroll, PhD

Our Fiscal Sponsor

FNC Philly