Millions of Peaches

Fresh peaches, peaches in pies, peach salsa, peach smoothies and canned peaches. All good. | Photos by Emily Teel
Making use of pick-your-own bounty 
Once a year, my friend Colleen and I pack ourselves into her Honda for a trip to pick peaches at Mood’s Farm in Mullica Hill, N.J. Once we make it over

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Watershed Moment

Water, gravity and sand combine to teach Philadelphians about stormwater runoff at the Cobbs Creek Environmental Educational Center. | Photo by Christian Hunold
Cobbs Creek Environmental Education Center opens a new gateway into the park with exhibit  

For the longest time, it was a decrepit stables building in an infamous, crime-ridden park that neighbors were afraid to

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Getting Their Share

The Kensington Community Food Co-op needs 800 members by the end of 2014. | Rendering by MAKE.

Kensington community embraces their nascent food co-op
Stephanie Singer and her husband, Mike, had been interested in joining a food co-op for years, so when she initially heard that the Kensington Community Food Co-op (KCFC) was coming to her neighborhood she

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From the Ground Up

Philadelphia Urban Creators enact their bold plan to educate, energize, empower and unite

Along 11th Street in North Philadelphia, a short drive from City Hall, are blocks of crumbling rowhomes and crowded public housing apartments, interrupted by the conspicuously new townhomes and condos of Temple University students. Vacant lots abound, edged by rickety fences and rife with

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Solar Power, No Charge

Green Mountain Energy's Sun Club "flipped the switch" on its largest solar installation in Philadelphia at Greensgrow Farms on Earth Day. | Photos courtesy of newsworksGreen Mountain Energy donates solar panels to community organizations
The large wooden stand high above the heads of customers picking through vegetables at Greensgrow Farms in North Philadelphia does more

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Leader of the ‘Pack

Ambler organizer and activist amazes all
Susan Curry, one of the founders of Pennypack Farm, has devoted her life to environmental issues. | Photo by Cheryl Wilks
Susan Curry is known throughout the Philadelphia region as an environmental organizer, perhaps most notably as one of the founders of Pennypack Farm, the first organic CSA-centric farm in Montgomery

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