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Aug. 4, 2016 10:26 am

HuffPo paid Urban Creators a visit to highlight the group’s radical work

A video reporter stopped by Life Do Grow Farm to chat with workers about food security, re-entry and social change.

Life Do Grow Farm.

(Screenshot via Huffington Post)

If you’re skeptical about how plants can possibly make a significant impact on issues like prison re-entry and education, hold up.

Last week during the DNC, the Huffington Post stopped by Life Do Grow Farm to meet up with the folks at Philly Urban Creators in Kensington. The urban farm ran a series of social justice-themed programs during the convention geared toward getting youth civically engaged.

But HuffPo focused on the farm’s mission: offering fresh food grown by the community to the community.

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“I just took what I’ve already learned in the street and I just applied it to something completely different,” said Devon Bailey, “an ex-corner boy who used to do dirt and sell drugs” — “and it doesn’t matter, because that education that you learn on the street ― you can apply it to any aspect of life, or whatever business that you’re trying to run.”

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