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Temple grad starts seed keeping business, honoring their cultural significance for farmers of color

Amirah Mitchell , founder of Sistah Seeds. Photography by Drew Dennis.  Ground Work by Jenny Roberts Amirah Mitchell has known she wanted to be a farmer since she was a 14-year-old intern with The Food Project, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit devoted to building sustainable food systems. “That’s kind of when I caught the farming bug,” Mitchell,

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Germantown gallery captures unseen beauty and celebrates Black people

Steven CW Taylor founded Ubuntu Fine Art, displaying his photography from Philly and on international travels. The Beholder Story and photography by Jenny Roberts Massive, glossy photographs line the walls at Ubuntu Fine Art in Germantown. Each image serves as a portal to another time and place, says gallery owner and photographer Steven CW Taylor.

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Skill sharing app offers people and organizations an easy way to build community capital

Ying Founder and CEO Karla Ballard loads the app. Photography by Drew Dennis. Swipe for Service By Nic Esposito Karla Ballard’s journey to founding the skill sharing platform Ying is a tale that traverses the country and beyond, from Germantown to Barbados, from Wilmington to the West Coast. Born and raised in Germantown, Ballard’s upbringing

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Music and dance education offer lifelong skills and opportunities for underserved students

Antoine Mapp used to approach drug-dealing teens near his West Philly home and ask if they wanted to learn to play drums to earn a few dollars. “Sometimes they’d say, ‘Get the [hell] out of here,’ then … they’d try it,” says Mapp, 41, whose grandmother started a community drumline, the West Powelton Steppers &

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Water Department deputy speaks on the impact of stormwater infrastructure upgrades, 10 years into quarter-century plan

This year, the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) celebrated 10 years of Green City, Clean Waters (GCCW), a 25-year plan that seeks to improve water quality in our creeks and rivers by using rain gardens, tree plantings and other green stormwater infrastructure to soak up stormwater. Sixty percent of our city is served by an old

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Using fitness as a tool to work through grief, Philly personal trainer pushes women to transform their bodies and their minds

In a photo, Morgan Burrell stands on the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps, flexes her bicep, and looks down in reverence as the sun catches her shadow. The Philly entrepreneur created her online fitness, coaching, and mindset business, Get Mo Phit (Physically Healthy & Internally Tenacious) with the goal of helping women transform their overall

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