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A better future is out there. Will we build walls or bridges?

Our Infrastructure, Ourselves by Heather Shayne Blakeslee Humans move in response to stimuli, just like most other living beings on this planet, whether it’s reflexively withdrawing our hand when we are burned by a pot on the gas stove, or deciding to take a back road when the highway is jammed.  Both are relatively quick

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A Case for a Cooperative Economy

Disrupting Business As Usual by Peter Frank I rely every day on cooperative businesses owned and controlled by my neighbors and friends. I buy groceries from Kensington Community Food Co-op, source my energy from the Energy Co-op, bank with Philadelphia Federal Credit Union and Sun Federal Credit Union, and drink coffee and dine at W/N

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Philly Delicious Granola: Not Your Mother’s Quaker Oats

Victor Michael hand-mixes a batch of his Philly Delcious Granola | Photo by Stephen Dyer By Danielle Wayda The funny thing is, when I lived in St. Lucia, I didn’t even have to buy coconuts,” jokes Victor Michael of Philly Delicious Granola. “They’re all over the place, I could just pick one up outside.” His granola is

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INTERVIEW: AUTHOR RICHARD LOUV

Author and jounalist Richard Louv Finding a new future by connecting with our roots. interview by Heather Shayne Blakeslee   What is nature? Is a public park enough? RL: My personal definition of nature is where I am in contact with multiple species other than my own, in addition to my own. That can happen

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One Student’s Experience at The Workshop School in West Philly

Workshop School student leader and rising sophomore Quwontay Hunter works on acarpenter project By Alex Jones Quwontay Hunter has changed a lot over the past few years. Since enrolling at the Workshop School, his teachers, mentors and mom agree: the 16-year-old rising sophomore from West Philadelphia hasn’t just grown—he’s flourished. When the friendly, soft-spoken teen

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PhillyEarth fosters risk-taking and resilience in North Philadelphia

PhillyEarth permaculture students at the Village of Arts and Humanities stand with their teacher, Jon Hopkins (center) in the middle of their garden | photos by Jared Gruenwald By Marilyn Anthony  The cob oven, hand-built from Warnock Street clay, was nearly finished when it suddenly collapsed. Jon Hopkins, Director of the PhillyEarth project thought, “Oh my

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