Posts Tagged ‘Saturday farmers’ market’

Light and Sound and the Moon

Photo by Mitch Borden Saturday’s screening at the 54th Street Memorial Garden provided a moment for all the volunteers, cooks, and kids who participated in the 3rd annual Neighborhood Foods Block Party, to relax. Lisa Barkley, who watched the video that featured her for the first time, covered her smiling cheeks with her hands and […]

Lisa Barkley

Lisa Barkley – Haddington Homes – 55th Street & Vine Lisa Barkley shows me the view of her fruit tree orchard from the window of her bright yellow kitchen. “We have apple trees, pear trees, plum trees, cherry trees, peach, apricot and nectarine trees,” Barkley says. She sounds surprised by the bounty she helped create. […]

Anita Harris is profiled on West Philly Local

Anita Harris‘ backyard is a quarter-acre farm. It is also in the heart of West Philadelphia. The Farm has three hothouses that grow amazing tomatoes as well as many long rows of fresh vegetables and herbs. The Farm is run through a partnership between local block captains (like Anita)  Neighborhood Foods and Urban Tree Connection […]


Anita Harris

Anita Harris – 5300 Wyalusing Ave Anita Harris’ inspiration to become block captain didn’t seem particularly ambitious when she started. “I needed something to do,” she explained. Anita was already working fulltime as a secretary and raising her two daughters.  She simply wanted to make her block of 5300 Wyalusing safe and clean. But I’ve […]