Sol Food Mobile Farm is in Philadelphia! We are having a wonderful time getting to know the great folks at Little Berlin Art Collective and the surrounding neighbors here in the north part of town. You can check out the wonderful work going on at Little Berlin at: http://littleberlin.org/
For the rest of this week, our team will be working closely alongside neighbors, community organizers, fellow urban farm owners and artists to create the early beginnings of the “Fairgrounds” site outside of the art collective studios. The site is quite large and will take two years for the community to fill out and develop with raised vegetable beds and sculpture installations. For this week in particular, our goal is to assist in kickstarting this massive project and to bring some physical structures onto the site. Stay tuned at the end of this week for before and after photos of our work here in town! The space is going to be extra funky and creative given the amount of planning and brainstorming done by the wonderful garden neighbors here.
As we move forward on this project, we can’t help but look back on the great time we just spent in Baltimore. Leaving yesterday was hard to do given how many wonderful people we met in the area and how much potential Exeter Gardens has for future seasons. Thanks to the local site stewards there, Hasdai and Leighann, the space will continue to grow and flourish! We are just sad to not be there to see the progression. We wish our new Baltimore farmer friends all of the best and we will continue to update our Sol Food readers with photos of their growth. With both the murals and the garden beds, it will hopefully be a public space that will be enjoyed for years to come!
As for now, we must run back out into the heat and continue working here in Philly! We are looking forword to learning more about Emerald Urban Farm and Green Grow Farms here in our neighborhood and continuing to expand our impact around the city. Best wishes from the bus and thank you for all of the continued support of these projects.