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Spruce Hill: Greensgrow Urban Farm Talks Food Insecurity And Community

Spruce Hill: Greensgrow Urban Farm Talks Food Insecurity And Community

Greensgrow Farm was created to bring fresh, locally-grown produce to Philadelphia. Today, two locations and mobile markets (in Fishtown and West Philadelphia) provide fruits, vegetables, flowers and a sense of community across the city. The urban farm located at 5123 Baltimore Ave. seeks to raise awareness of the necessity of wholesome agricultural practices, as well […]

 

Northwest: Teens 4 Good Program Empowers Youth Through An Urban Farm

Northwest: Teens 4 Good Program Empowers Youth Through An Urban Farm

Teenagers have taken the lead of a half-acre urban farm at the Schuylkill Center, in Northwest Philadelphia, to provide the community with fresh food. Teens 4 Good is an Environmental Education program empowering youth and teaching them traditional farming, how to maintain a business and where their food comes from. Run by the North Light […]

 

Southwest Philadelphia: Urban Farms Work to Take Back the Land

Urban farms all over Philadelphia indicate that many people in the city seek control over the produce and livestock they eat. The concept behind this control is food sovereignty, which asserts that local communities have the right to democratically decide where their food comes from, how it is grown and who profits from selling it. […]

 By Josh Willgruber

Kensington: Garden Brings Camaraderie Back to Community

Kensington: Garden Brings Camaraderie Back to Community

When Elizabeth VanUmesseren recollected her views about a vacant lot on the corner of Master and Lawrence Streets many years ago, she said plans for cultivating the lot into a community garden didn’t look promising. VanUmesseren said the Catholic Worker house, located a few blocks away on 430 W. Jefferson St., played a big part […]

 By June Fredericks

West Philadelphia: Local Youth Celebrate Healthy Eating and Wellness

West Philadelphia: Local Youth Celebrate Healthy Eating and Wellness

On Saturday, May 21, families, nutritionists and local residents gathered in Woodland Presbyterian Church, located at 401 S. 42nd St., for the third annual Eats and Beats fundraiser, a benefit dinner celebrating the efforts of local students who strive to improve the health and wellness of West Philadelphia. The event, which took place from 5:30 […]

 By James Riggio and Max Webber

Germantown: Wyck House Hosts Gardening Lecture

Germantown: Wyck House Hosts Gardening Lecture

Perhaps dreaming of warmer days, a group of garden enthusiasts, amateur and experienced alike,¬†recently met in the Education Center at the Wyck Historic House and Garden to listen to a presentation on how to grow the best flower garden this upcoming spring and summer, and beyond. Jennie Love, the owner and head designer of Love […]