|Fox Chase Farm|
|Looking across the new bridge back to the older part of the trail|
|Across the new bridge toward the newly lengthened trail|
On the return trip, I stopped to photograph Fox Chase Farm (lead image to this post) located adjacent to the county park. Fox Chase Farm is a joint project of the Philadelphia School District and the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation (P&R). The land is owned by P&R, but the school district operates the farm, which raises cattle, pigs, and sheep within the city city limits. Ostensibly, the farm gives students the opportunity to become familiar with farming, but as one of only two farms still operating within the city limits (the other also operated by the school district), I wonder about the value of the investment for such an urbanized population.