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Connecting local kids to food

On the Ground: The Farm at Bartram's Garden cultivates community

Every year, this four-acre plot produces 12,000 pounds of food, welcomes 10,000 school kids, employs 22 high school interns, hosts 45 families in a community garden, distributes 80,000 seedlings, supplies 50 farmstands and welcomes 1500 volunteers. And there's more.

Broad Street Line

SEPTA powers its future with regenerative braking

The screech of a braking subway car now signifies more than just an upcoming station thanks to an innovative project that harnesses, stores and sells the energy generated. An initiative like this makes the transit organization a global sustainability leader.

The view from Bartram's Garden

Bike, learn, grow, row or wed at Bartram's Garden in Southwest Philly

This historic site is reinventing itself for the 21st century, emphasizing both attracting new visitors -- with help from an ambitious trail project -- and connecting with the surrounding neighborhoods.

Frecon Farms

Frecon Farms leads PA's cider revolution

This Boyertown orchard is producing fine hard ciders and becoming a major player in Pennsylvania's booming cider industry. Now to keep growing, they just need an assist from lawmakers in Harrisburg. Head out to the farm on May 7 for celebrating and sipping.

Smith Playground

Urban nature preschool lands at Smith Memorial Playground in Fairmount Park

When kids learn and explore outdoors, it has huge behavioral, emotional and educational benefits. This innovative preschool model, which has already been successful in the region, is coming to North Philadelphia. 


PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: PIFA, a free StoryUP! show, and the 5th Annual Philly Farm & Food Fest

Check out our picks for the week's top events. 

Rendering of the 13th Street overpass in daylight

On the Ground: For businesses adjacent to the upcoming Rail Park, change is on the way

Momentum behind the conversion of the Reading Viaduct into a functional green space is building, and local business owners know that means radical transformation for Callowhill. Will this high-profile amenity make or break the neighborhood?

Yael Lehmann

(Food) justice for all in Philadelphia

Chatting with Yael Lehmann, executive director of The Food Trust, an advocacy organization working to improve food access, foster healthy communities and grow the market for local products. From Night Markets to educational programming, they're cooking up change.

U.S. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg and U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent tour OraSure

Make it Work: Generating great jobs across the Commonwealth

In the current economy, it's all about tech-savvy, high-skill employees. We check in with three Pennsylvania companies that are growing their workforces and putting talented people to work building medical devices, generating green energy and protecting us online.

Sample bikes before the system became Indego

Joy Ride: Philadelphia's bike share is coming this spring

When Indego launches, it aims to be one of the most inclusive, progressive and well thought-out bike share programs in the world. 

Historic in scale

Statewide Spotlight: Making transit a joy to navigate for tourists, newcomers and residents alike

Across Pennsylvania, finding your way using public transit is about to get easier. In part three of our transportation series, we guide you to the best resources for getting around, whether you're in Philly, Pittsburgh or somewhere in between.
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