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Village of the Arts seeks to deepen and scale its impact as it reflects on its legacy purpose

Oct. 14, 2021 9:15 am

Village of the Arts seeks to deepen and scale its impact as it reflects on its legacy

The Fairhill-Hartranft organization is growing its team and expanding its programs.
That thing you do: What happened around Philly in April purpose

May 2, 2019 7:57 am

That thing you do: What happened around Philly in April

Nonprofits and mission-driven organizations across the city were busy making their presence felt this past month.
Another community garden is losing land to development purpose

Apr. 16, 2019 12:24 pm

Another community garden is losing land to development

A developer recently purchased one of César Andreu Iglesias Community Garden's parcels in Kensington for $2,500.
Neighborhood gardens grow community as much as food. Now there is online tool to help purpose

Apr. 15, 2019 2:19 pm

Neighborhood gardens grow community as much as food. Now there is online tool to help

Grounded in Philly, relaunched April 11, fosters relationships between community gardeners and municipal authorities while supporting food access and leveraging vacant land policies.
Urban Creators is fundraising $30K to groom its next generation of leaders funding

Nov. 14, 2016 9:56 am

Urban Creators is fundraising $30K to groom its next generation of leaders

The goal, said cofounder Alex Epstein, is to put young people in a position to run the organization as is so he can focus on expanding the nonprofit.
Urban Creators cofounder Alex Epstein is a national finalist for this social innovation fellowship people

Aug. 11, 2016 12:45 pm

Urban Creators cofounder Alex Epstein is a national finalist for this social innovation fellowship

The 25-year old social entrepreneur is one of 11 finalists for the Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellowship in Chicago.
HuffPo paid Urban Creators a visit to highlight the group’s radical work purpose

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.
What Philly’s Urban Farmers are Up to This Winter method

Feb. 27, 2015 11:30 am

What Philly’s Urban Farmers are Up to This Winter

[metaslider id=35110] Sure, freezing temperatures and icy winds can be inconvenient. For those of us fortunate enough to have a roof over our heads, winter is nothing but a few months of enduring discomfort and lethargy. But what if your business depends on warmer climates? This is the dilemma faced by Philly’s urban farms. Whereas […]
Philly Foodworks Shares Lessons from its First Year method

Nov. 18, 2014 1:59 pm

Philly Foodworks Shares Lessons from its First Year

Philly Foodworks launched at the beginning of 2014 with the mission to connect consumers with local food producers through an online food marketplace and a community supported agriculture (CSA) program that sources products from Philadelphia-based and regional farms. The way a CSA works is the consumer pays upfront for a season’s worth of produce. Philly […]
Excerpt from Nic Esposito’s Essay Collection “Kensington Homestead” on Urban Farming method

Nov. 18, 2014 1:30 pm

Excerpt from Nic Esposito’s Essay Collection “Kensington Homestead” on Urban Farming

Editor’s Note: Nic Esposito is an author, urban farmer, small business owner, and well-known advocate for sustainability in Philadelphia. He is also a monthly columnist for Generocity.org who writes about the everyday challenges of living a sustainable lifestyle, from keeping backyard chickens to encouraging kids to be farmers. When not writing for Generocity.org or other Philly […]