Brewerytown: Girard-Dream Garden An Attempt To Integrate Bordering Neighborhoods

Brewerytown: Girard-Dream Garden An Attempt To Integrate Bordering Neighborhoods

In 2011, the Brewerytown CDC and the Fairmount CDC collaborated to turn an abandoned lot into a space the two neighborhoods could put to use, creating the foundation for the community run Girard-Dream Garden. With the help of a grant from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, the Fairmount CDC was able to select and […]

 

Kensington: Growers of Neighborhoods

Kensington: Growers of Neighborhoods

Since 1997, Greensgrow Farms has been an active member of Kensington, Philadelphia. A nationally recognized leader in urban farming, the farm aims to grow food in sustainable and economical ways. Through the use of greenhouses and high tunnel farming, the farm grows food that is sold at their farm stand In addition to selling produce, the farm […]

 

Kensington: Greensgrow Farms Teaches Alternative Ways to Garden

Kensington: Greensgrow Farms Teaches Alternative Ways to Garden

Founded in 1997 by Mary Seton Corboy and Tom Sereduk, Greensgrow Farms took over the littered lot of what used to be a steel-galvanizing factory on the corner of Cumberland and Almond streets in Kensington. Now a nationally recognized leader in urban farming, Greensgrow is open to the public year round with a mission to […]

 By Christine Mattson and Aaron Stevens

Chestnut Hill: Rooftop Agriculture Taking Root

Chestnut Hill: Rooftop Agriculture Taking Root

Friends of the Wissahickon recently hosted a lecture on the expanding rooftop agriculture industry at the Valley Green Inn. The speaker, Philadelphia landscape architect Lauren Mandel, went through a detailed presentation and open discussion about rooftop agriculture to a group of about 30 attendees. During the lecture, Mandel’s book, “Eat Up,” was circulating around with […]