Walnut Hill Community Farm

Monday, April 26, 2010

Introducing the Walnut Hill Community Farm!  This is a brand new project in West Philadelphia that is a combination community garden and urban farm.  In partnership with The Enterprise Center CDC, the Walnut Hill Community Farm is run by the Walnut Hill Grower’s Cooperative and funded by the PHS City Harvest Community Grower’s Alliance grant. 

The Urban Farm part of the project is run by West Philadelphia youth who cooperatively farm and sell their produce at the Clark Park Farmer’s Market (look for them starting in mid-May!).  The farm is located between 46th and Farragut Streets, and Ludlow and Market Streets, right at the 46th St. Septa station; you can see the whole thing from the eastbound platform.

The Community Garden part of the project is full of Walnut Hill residents who grow produce for their own consumption.  In the future, the farm and community garden will both be a part of The Enterprise Center’s Center for Culinary Enterprise on 48th St.  The farmers and gardeners will work with people in the CCE program to grow and process local foods and contribute to the local food economy.

To help out and learn more, come to the May workdays on Sat. May 8th from 4-6pm and Fri. May 21st from 5-7pm.  We will be going to Local 44 after the work days to celebrate our hard work with local beer!

Posted by Erica on 04/26 at 02:31 PM

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