August: Comings & Goings

Retail Chain Unveils Large Solar Energy Project in New JerseyJersey-based arts and crafts retailer A.C. Moore hopes to cut energy costs by as much as 50 percent with the installation of a rooftop solar panel on its distribution warehouse in Berlin, New Jersey. The installation covers 12.5 acres of roof space with more than 11,000

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10 Urban Farms in Philadelphia You Can’t Miss

In South Kensington, La Finquita farm offers gardening workshops to locals of all ages.
You don’t have to travel far from the city to find sprawling acres of fresh, homegrown produce
Philadelphia local communities have cultivated bountiful urban farms, most just a SEPTA ride away. Innovative agricultural ventures from Chestnut Hill to Kensington to South Philadelphia are

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Engaging Personality

Bartram's Garden volunteer Mary Armstrong says the historic site has "something for everybody." | Photo by Dan Murphy
Mary Armstrong expands Bartram's Garden network
Longtime Bartram’s Garden volunteer Mary Armstrong says she especially loves engaging visitors from the Southwest Philadelphia neighborhoods that surround the garden. “I like the fact that you can get people who just

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Farming It Out: Bartram’s Garden restores tradition with a new farm and community center

Two years ago during a staff retreat, Tyler Holmberg and his colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnership started brainstorming about transforming the southern portion of Bartram’s Garden into an operational farm. Since then, their vision has become a reality; last month, ground was officially broken for the Bartram’s Farm and

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