Take a Walk on the Wild Side

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Dandelion Greens.  Photo Source: Phillymag.com

UTC has a lot of volunteers that come and help out on the farm and we spend alot of time weeding.  But what most people don’t realize, is many of the things that we are weeding are not only edible, but can be highly nutritious and delicious additions to a traditional diet.  Below are a few wild edibles identified by UTC farm manager Rachel deVitry that can be found around our farm and at our farmstand: Continue reading

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It’s Official…A Lease for Merion Avenue!

10428700_10153248809219170_6215961673350819902_nAfter years of work at the Merion Avenue farm site, raising funds, clearing debris, and planning for production, UTC finally has a lease on the 3 acre site from the City of Philadelphia. Good for 5 years, the lease allows UTC to move forward with production and infrastructural development of the site. The lease also has the potential for renewal after the initial 5 year term, and shows promise for the future of land access for urban growers in our City.

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