Philly Food System Tour
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***Philadelphia Food System Projects Tour***
Organized by the APHA Food and Environment Working Group-a multi-disciplinary group working across APHA sections, to protect public health by promoting and cultivating a safe, healthy, just and sustainable food system.
Saturday, November 7th, 11am-4:30pm
Cost: $35 Local sustainable lunch provided!
The tour will depart from the Convention Center and will include the following stops:
*Greensgrow Farm-an urban farm and nursery on the site of a former brownfield; http://greensgrow.org/
*The Urban Nutrition Initiative-a youth program focused on urban gardening, economic development and healthy eating; http://www.urbannutrition.org/
*Clark Park Farmers Market-a great example of the excellent farmers markets throughout the city; http://www.ucityphila.org/ucd_programs/marketing/clark_park_farmers_market
*A Healthy Corner Store site-the owner of this store not only provides fresh and healthy snacks, he's started a small business providing these prepared snacks to other stores in the city; http://thefoodtrust.org
*Weaver's Way Farm and Coop-Weaver's Way has a co-op store, an urban farm and runs several programs including one in partnership with the Philadelphia Horticultural Society and the prison system, and another with a local family shelter; http://www.weaversway.coop/
*Fair Food Farm Stand-located at the Reading Terminal Market and featuring sustainably produced, local food; http://www.fairfoodphilly.org/
Along the bus ride to some of the sites, we will be joined by a representative from the Mayor's Office to speak with us about Philadelphia's sustainability initiatives. We will also learn about the Fresh Food Financing Initiative which brings grocery stores into food deserts.
Tour of Philly Food System
Various sites in Philadelphia
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|