This spring, the Walnut Hill Community Farm (and community garden) opened up on a plot of land that had been previously used by Septa for the El construction in West Philadelphia. And what an amazing transformation the garden planners have wrought. In place of the mud and machinery, you’ll now find a tranquil and verdant space that is bursting with edible goodness.
The farm is a partnership between The Enterprise Center CDC and the Walnut Hill Grower’s Cooperative, and is funded by the PHS City Harvest Community Grower’s Alliance grant. The farm is run by a collective of West Philadelphia youth who cooperatively farm and sell their produce at the Clark Park Farmer’s Market and at Milk and Honey Market.
The teens who have been running the growing have had an incredibly productive season and are already planning ahead for next year’s harvest.
Uwishunu has caught a case of Oscar Fever. With all the buzz around Silver Linings Playbook and its eight oscar nominations this Sunday, we couldn’t help but get caught up in it all. We’ve rounded up our top picks for Oscar Viewing parties on Sunday; we’ve put together a Silver Linings-themed itinerary of Philadelphia; and […]
Teuscher Chocolates, whose Philly outpost is one of only ten in the U.S., has been declared the Best Chocolate in the World by National Geographic who, just over a year ago, gave us some dessert love by naming Capogiro the #1 ice cream spot in the world. Dolf Teuscher founded his chocolate house 70 years […]
There's a chill in the air, which means that the holidays are upon us. That, in turn, means that it's time to start thinking about decorating and gifting. If you're looking to go green — literally and figuratively — this holiday season, check out the annual Holiday Bazaar at Greensgrow Farms. The event runs two […]
If fashion design is up your alley, you won't want to miss this "tailor-made" event. Norman Porter, a local denim, canvas and leather company, will be demonstrating how to construct denim jeans at Art in the Age on Friday, November 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. Learn the fascinating process of denim and leather crafting […]