Generation Change Philly: The Urban Farmer
An irrepressible leader of today’s urban farming movement in Philadelphia, Christa Barfield builds individual and community health from the ground up
Business for Good: The Kitchen Garden Series
A former costume designer is now working to upend the textiles industry and revive an old Philly tradition by producing local linen
Foodizen: Composting in the City
Philadelphians dump 400,000 tons of food and yard scraps into the landfill every year. A city community composting pilot is working to put that waste to good use
Foodizen: Bee the Change
Protecting bees is critical to preserving our food supply. Some 50,000 rooftop bees, including ones in the evolving Spring Arts District, are doing a small part of what Philly needs
Foodizen: Generation Urban Farmers
W.B. Saul, the largest agricultural school in the country, trains students in the art of farming. Yes, even in the city
Ideas We Should Steal: What’s Good in the Agrihood?
Detroiters are transforming empty acreage into an urban farming community. Could it work in Philly?
Meet the Disruptor: Metropolis Farms
Ex-banker Jack Griffin wants to turn Philadelphia into the vertical farming capital of the world, bringing both cheap healthy food and thousands of jobs to his hometown
Philadelphia Orchard Project turns vacant lots into local farms, growing food and community