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Jeffrey Barg is Associate Director for Planning and External Policy Relations at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. At PHS, he develops and maintains the organizational policy agenda and government relations at the federal, state and local level, and manages projects related to urban greening, creative placemaking, vacant land reclamation, urban agriculture, community and neighborhood gardens, landscape studies and more.
Prior to his work with PHS, Jeff worked with the Penn Institute for Urban Research at the Consortium for Building Energy Innovation at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Before that, he had a long career in journalism as managing editor for Philadelphia Weekly.
Jeff holds a BA in American History and a Master of City Planning, both from University of Pennsylvania. (Editors note: He also plays a mean blues guitar.)