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Commentary: Please Let Kids Be Farmers purpose

Sep. 26, 2014 11:11 am

Commentary: Please Let Kids Be Farmers

Series Intro: This series, titled Thoughts on a Movement, is intended to explore the philosophical implications and systems changes that are made possible by our society’s shift to sustainable practices. The author hopes to offer thoughts, opinions, and analysis on issues and innovations in the sustainability movement that inspire readers to both connect with and […]
Event: Philadelphia Home Grown Music Fest is This Weekend purpose

Sep. 9, 2014 10:54 am

Event: Philadelphia Home Grown Music Fest is This Weekend

Across the city this weekend, Philadelphians will be able to experience locally-grown food and local music as the two come together for the Philadelphia Home Grown Music Festival, happening from September 12-14. The goal is to support locally grown food, food justice and food independence all while providing the opportunity for local musicians to showcase their work. […]
Philly Foodworks is Helping to Connect Urban Farms to Local Food Economy purpose

May 13, 2014 2:03 pm

Philly Foodworks is Helping to Connect Urban Farms to Local Food Economy

Photo via Philly Foodworks website The question of whether local food can be financially viable has another, often neglected, concern. What is the best way to bring local food to the market? Philly Foodworks is attempting to answer that question by building a distribution system that sources from multiple small producers, including urban farmers, and […]
Greensgrow Farms Announces Plan to Expand to West Philadelphia purpose

Feb. 19, 2014 12:29 pm

Greensgrow Farms Announces Plan to Expand to West Philadelphia

Local-food lovers rejoice. The popular urban-farming nonprofit Greensgrow is expanding to West Philly. The Kensington-based nonprofit will take over the the former location of Elena’s Soul Lounge at 4912 Baltimore Ave. A fire destroyed Elena’s Soul Lounge in December of 2012 according to West Philly Local. The new spot, named Greensgrow West, will be smaller than […]