The Spring Gardens Community Garden is a hidden gem in an urban jungle.
Spruce Hill has access to farm-fresh fruits and vegetables at Clark Park. Takia McClendon is the manager of the area Farmers’ Market. How has the turnout been? This market on average brings in about 5oo to 600 people every Thursday. Then we do the same market on Saturday with a lot more vendors, and that […]
Ever trade baseball cards as a kid or exchange clothing at a thrift shop as an adult? That kind of trading is the premise behind the Philadelphia Seed Exchange, an organization that offers a variety of produce seeds for people to exchange with each other. The exchange is a collection of gardeners and farmers from […]
In a city where pools are open for only a few weeks out of the summer and recreation centers aren’t providing adequate activity for kids, there is a sense of dread and uneasiness. Over the past two summers, bored and frustrated teens have expressed themselves in the form of flash mobs, descending on the Center […]
Every morning, Hussein Hayari wakes up at just after three o’clock. He immediately heads down to Reading Terminal Market so he can beat out other buyers to purchase the freshest fruits and vegetables for his open-air market. Despite all his efforts, Hayari is still struggling. Premium Produce on Second Street and Glenwood Avenue can only […]