Posted by: MM | October 19, 2011

When it comes to urban farms, the city has commitment issues

A story by Isaiah Thompson, Philadelphia City Paper

James Cruell was kicked out of the urban garden he had tended for 25 years on a vacant parcel (Source: Philadelphia City Paper)

This story is few months old. It examined Philadelphia’s vacant land from different angles. Isaiah Thompson looked at how a defunct Strawberry Mansion organization became a “community partner” in a million-dollar housing deal. Holly Otterbein explained why establishing “community land trusts” has become one of the biggest activist crusades in Philly. Thompson, Kristen Mosbrucker and Anthony Campisi investigated decades-vacant properties owned by R&B legend (and major local developer) Kenny Gamble.


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