High Tunnel is popping up!

With the hard work of Ryan, Raheem and Quenzell, high tunnel construction is moving along fast- and you can see the progress!

Raheem and Quenzell connecting pipes

The high tunnel will add another 1/5 acre in growing space

 

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Peoplehood photos!

The Veggie Kids (and a few monsters) getting ready to march in the 12th Annual Peoplehood Parade

 

Unlike today, weather was beautiful last Saturday for the Pearl Street Veggie Kids to march in the Peoplehood Parade to the all-day craft, music, and culture festival at Clark Park!

Getting ready to march- Zaakirah the strawberry and Mellisa the corn-on-the-cob

 

Veggie Kids in the Peoplehood Parade this Sunday!

Veggie Kids working on their costumes at Pearl Street after school programs

We are excited to have the participants of the Pearl Street garden after school program participating in the Spiral Q Peoplehood Parade this Sunday, October 23rd.  The kids will be dressing up as their favorite fruits and vegetables that they grow in the garden.  The parade leaves from the Paul Robeson House at 50th & Walnut Streets at noon, and ends in Clark Park at 45th & Chester Streets.  There will be music, performances, art-making and more at Clark Park until 5PM. Come join us!

Carrotmob Philadelphia

Check out this upcoming event!

West Phillie Produce is hosting a Carrotmob event this week (as in Carrot vs. Stick), a gathering that supports the growth and sustainability of local businesses (proceeds from the event are used to invest in upgrades for the host business). West Phillie Produce is a wonderful community business that provides high quality fruits and vegetables to West Philadelphia. The owner, Arnett Woodall, is a local entrepreneur who has hired residents from the neighborhood, especially youth.

Learn more about the Carrotmob here.

When: Friday, October, 21st from 4pm – 7pm

Where: 16 S. 62nd St (62nd and Ludlow)

Please come out to this event and spread the word!

Great, busy day for UTC!

Qadir, high school student and veteran Veggie Kid, made his debut working at the Neighborhood Foods Rittenhouse Farmer’s Market stand this weekend!

The weather held out to make a beautiful day for all the activity buzzing in the gardens and at the markets this weekend! At the 53rd & Poplar Farmstand and Flea Market, Joann M, Joann W, Anita, Dylan and Pam held down the fort selling loads of veggies and housewares across the street from the farm. At the farm, Skip and Ryan worked with volunteers from Vanguard, Comcast, and Verizon and made great headway on finishing rainwater harvest system construction, and Annie harvested honey from the farm’s beehive.  Around the corner, volunteers worked with Sue maintaing the Rose Garden.  Downtown at Rittenhouse Square, Shamara and Qadir sold vegetables and a new addition- Lisa’s recycled works of art!