March Madness: Grid’s Latest Issue is Online

The digital version of March’s Grid is up. We’re really excited about our latest installment. The issue features our inaugural House & Home package as well as a special 16-page insert, created in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA). In Farmbook 2010 you’ll meet inspiring PASA members working to bring delicious, local, sustainably-raised

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Grid’s Guide to Philly’s Top CSAs: Greensgrow Farm

Over the next few weeks, The Griddle will be dishing up info on some of the city’s notable CSAs. Sign up before the shares run out!
Greensgrow Farm, a nursery, farm and farmers’ market in Kensington, has dubbed their CSA “City Supported Agriculture.” Designed for the urban consumer, the CSA offers more than just produce. In their

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PHS Names New President

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has announced that President Jane G. Pepper will step down on June 1. President since 1981, Pepper has a tremendous influence on the organization. During her tenure the society’s membership has doubled to 16,000 and the staff has grown by more than 70 people. Pepper’s successor, Drew Becher, will be

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Mailer Demons

Tired of receiving multiple copies of the same Crate & Barrel catalog? There are resources you should know about. One is 41 Pounds ( that’s the weight of junk mail the average adult receives annually) and it costs $41 for five years. About two years ago, I signed up with Catalog Choice, which provides the

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Sun Set: Eos Energy Solutions Joins Mercury Solar Systems

Eos Energy Solutions, who Grid profiled in our last issue for their work at Feast Your Eyes Catering, has been bought by Mercury Solar Systems, the largest solar integrator on the East Coast. Here's the full release:

"Eos Energy Solutions is proud to announce a merger with Mercury Solar Systems, the largest solar integrator on the

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Philadelphia Recycling Rewards Comes to North Philly, Northern Liberties and Fairmount

Last week, Mayor Nutter announced the official launch of Philadelphia Recycling Rewards after a pilot program in Strawberry Mansion. PRR is now available in North Philadelphia, Northern Liberties and Fairmount. Other areas of the city will be rolled out over the next few months; for information, visit phillyrecyclingpays.com. Philadelphia Recycling Rewards is a partnership between

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School Hard: Grist Digs into School Lunch Programs

Grist, the webzine focused on environmental and sustainability issues, recently ran a six-part series on middle school lunches in Washington, D.C. The writer, Ed Bruske, spent a week in the cafeteria at his daughter's school. To say his findings were disturbing would be an understatement. I found myself talking about this series to friends and

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Meaty Conversation: New cuts of meat enter the everyday lexicon

Grid’s March issue will include a 16-page insert done in conjunction with PASA (the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture). The best thing about working on this section was getting to go out and visit a bunch of amazing, family-run, sustainable farms. I came away with much more information than could be contained in those pages.

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