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As a Philly native, I am always excited and beyond proud to hear about the incredible projects going on that-gasp- have nothing to do with the sports teams… Food Tank just listed “10 Exciting Urban Agriculture Projects in Philadelphia” today. Below are just three. For the full list, check out: http://foodtank.org/news/2014/01/ten-exciting-urban-agriculture-projects-in-philadelphia . Because Philly’s city structure follows more of a European plan, small-scale slow-food can really thrive here. I cannot wait to visit these projects myself.

1. Emerald Street Urban Farm

Emerald Street Urban Farm was founded in 2009 on five vacant lots in Philadelphia’s East Kensington neighborhood. The community-run farm’s website offers an open invitation to visitors: “we love volunteers!” Be sure to attend one of the farm’s workshops on composting, nutrition, and food preservation!

2. Marathon Urban Farm

Based in a 15,000 square foot lot in North Philadelphia, Marathon Urban Farm supplies fresh organic produce to Marathon Restaurants, a local chain of restaurants offering sustainable food options to Philadelphians. Visitors can also purchase produce from the farm stand located onsite, or attend one of the program’s many workshops, demos, and lectures.

3. Walnut Hill Farm

Walnut Hill Farm is a combination urban farm and community garden, run by the Walnut Hill Grower’s Cooperative and serving its surrounding West Philadelphia neighborhood. Produce from the urban farm is grown by youth from the surrounding community and sold at the Clark Park farmers’ market. Volunteers days are hosted each May, and are open to all interested visitors.