About LandHealth Institute
LandHealth Institute is an innovative Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to “Put Nature Back” through exploration and environmental education programming and community-based land revitalization services. All our programs and projects aim to build environmental awareness and appreciation while enhancing the environmental, social and economic vitality of the city.
Land Health Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to environmental education, ecological design research, and repair of degraded land. Land Health was established in 2013 as a direct effort to reverse the free-falling state of health of our biosphere.
The solution to the declining land health problem is enacted through targeted education and targeted healing. The core of the solution is land health awareness: a feel for and a basic understanding of the major systems and processes that underlie properly functioning natural ecosystems.
For meaningful change to be seen and felt across our built landscapes, land health awareness must be instilled – at basic levels within laypersons; at higher levels within students– within a critical mass of our human population. Once such awareness is in place, land health problems can be readily understood, and land health solutions can be systematically designed and executed. The need for widespread land health awareness is urgent.
Check out this video showcasing our Program for Future Environmental Scientists and Stewards (ProFESS)
What We Do
Urban Land Revitalization
Restoring the land and peoples’ connection to it through community-based design and with a focus on restoring ecological value to blighted urban land.
Interdisciplinary environmental awareness programs for all ages.