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Point Breeze: Urban Farmer Shares His Craft With Community

Point Breeze: Urban Farmer Shares His Craft With Community

Twenty-seven-year-old Atiba Ellerby is a part-time barista and full-time urban farmer. When he’s not making coffee at The Pharmacy, a coffee shop in Point Breeze, he is tending to gardens throughout the city. Farming is a craft he learned 14 years ago through the Urban Nutrition Initiative. How do you feel you impact your community? […]

 Michaela Winberg

Sharswood: North Philly Peace Park Plans Community Expansion

Sharswood: North Philly Peace Park Plans Community Expansion

Donna Bradley never thought she could grow food in her own neighborhood. About two and a half years ago, Bradley started to crave a more environmentally friendly way to spend her time — she wanted to grow her own food and show other people how to do it, too. She didn’t think she could find […]

 

Poverty Beat: A Community Defying the Odds on Jefferson Street

Poverty Beat: A Community Defying the Odds on Jefferson Street

It is summer in Brewerytown and the sound of children playing coalesces with the screeches of police sirens from the 2400 block of Jefferson Street. Home to more than a thousand residents life on this Brewerytown block is deeply affected by the impact of urban blight. According to the 2010 Census, more than half of […]