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Watering for Future Growth

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Tommy McCann

The story of how an inner-city Philadelphia community garden ended up with an irrigation system powered by bicycle began approximately 200 miles away on Penn State’s University Park campus.

Last spring, Tommy McCann, a graduate student in Penn State’s Department of Landscape Architecture, related his experiences working with the garden to Dr. Timothy Simpson, a Penn State professor of mechanical engineering and industrial engineering with a predilection for working across disciplines. (McCann and Simpson were collaborators on the Creative Campus Innovations Grant Project that has brought together faculty and staff in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Dance, and Engineering with the Center for Performing Arts.)

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