Growing food, community.
Documenting the urban farming culture on which Philadelphia thrives.
Meet the players:
Temple Community Garden, President
Mill Creek Farm, Farm Manager
Neal Santos & Andrew Olsen
Farm 51, Farmers
Environmental Science Students
Walter Biddle Saul Agricultural High Shool, Seniors
North Philly Peace Park
Mariposa Food Co-op, Working Member
Luna Farms Education Program Coordinator
Greens Grow Farm, Head Farmer
Locally grown produce is quintessential to urban centers. We may not, at first glance, be able to fathom the classically rural practice being mastered in cities. The status of urban farming has exploded in recent years, with a shift in public perception from hip and trendy to viable and necessary. Philadelphia is surrounded by expansive rural areas rich in long-standing agricultural traditions, and gleans much of its produce from such places. Inter-city farming, however, has become less of an anomoly and more of an aspiration for city dwellers who have migrated out of such areas and bring the necessary knowledge of farming with them. This project is dedicated to the urban farmers, the ones who have shattered cityslicker stereotypes and married the beauty of the country with the fabric of the city.