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 […]

 

Olde Kensington: Families Bond at Second State Press Art Workshop

Olde Kensington: Families Bond at Second State Press Art Workshop

For children, arts and crafts are nothing without getting your hands messy. And they’re even better when families can be involved. Both elements were included at Second State Press earlier this month for its PECO Second Saturdays workshop. Second State Press is a communal printmaking workshop housed in the Crane Arts building in Olde Kensington. They invite artists […]

 

Logan Square: Vetri Foundation Brings Life Lessons Into The Kitchen

Logan Square: Vetri Foundation Brings Life Lessons Into The Kitchen

Mixers, bowls, spatulas and students dressed in aprons amongst thousands of hardbacks don’t sound like a typical way to spend an afternoon at the Free Library of Philadelphia. But to one local organization, it’s the exact way to combat two of the city’s growing concerns: illiteracy and malnutrition. According to the Center For Literacy of […]

 

Kensington: Impact Hub Philadelphia Seeks Global Imprint with Community Kitchen

Kensington: Impact Hub Philadelphia Seeks Global Imprint with Community Kitchen

New initiatives are happening in Kensington and for Impact Hub Philadelphia, it’s a community kitchen that will serve as a gateway for bringing together more than food and the community. Impact Hub’s Kitchen Project Manager Laurel Klein and Campaign Director Tom Wingert are planning to set the table for entrepreneurs, artists, nonprofits, activists, innovators and the […]

 

Health Beat: MANNA Meals Seek to Nourish Clients Back to Health

Located in Center City, the nonprofit organization MANNA (Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance) prepares, cooks and serves roughly 4,000 nutritious meals daily to people who suffer from severe and life-threatening illnesses in Philadelphia and parts of New Jersey. “The menu has undergone a lot of change over the years, mostly to enhance the quality of […]

 

Health Beat: MANNA Delivers Healthy Foods to Fight Diseases

[vimeo 92571567] The Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance, also known as MANNA, is a nonprofit organization located in Center City responsible for preparing, cooking and delivering wholesome, heart-healthy meals to people suffering from severe and life-threatening illnesses in Philadelphia and parts of New Jersey. The organization has a staff of fewer than 30 people, making the operation mostly […]

 

Health Beat: Supper Clubs Support Health and Humanity

Health Beat: Supper Clubs Support Health and Humanity

The Supper Clubs at Whole Foods Market on South Street provide nutrition information, healthy food and a sense of community. Proceeds from the events, which cost $15 per person, go to the Whole Planet Foundation. The private, nonprofit organization was born from the company’s “desire to give something back to those who have helped us succeed, while focusing on […]

 

Health Beat: Five People Making a Difference

Health Beat: Five People Making a Difference

When looking at health issues in Philadelphia, many people stand out as making a difference in the field. There are a plethora of people trying improve well-being through healthy eating establishments, wellness places, urban farms and meal clubs. They support change and encourage people to think differently about wellness. 1. Jan Shaeffer (above), president and CEO of St. […]

 By Kelsey Kondraski and Shayna Kleinberg

Health Beat: Philly Girls in Motion Gets Young Ladies Up and Moving

After a long career in sports – coaching, running fitness programs for two schools in the suburbs and teaming up with others to run a large basketball clinic in South Philadelphia – Beth Devine realized that it wasn’t the suburbs that were in need of fitness programs for young girls, but the city of Philadelphia. […]

 

Health Beat: Dogs Helping People Get Fit

Health Beat: Dogs Helping People Get Fit

[vimeo 87640861] Owning a dog – known as man’s best friend – has been proven to promote a healthier lifestyle. Philadelphia has 15 dog parks for owners and their pups to go for a stroll and get fresh air. Since adopting his dog Gem over a year ago, Michael Green, 26, said Gem has helped him […]