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About

Viking Mill, Little Berlin and Emerald St Urban Farm aim to create a collaborative community creative art space landscaped with edible foods on a vacant lot in East Kensington, Philadelphia.

In addition to transforming an unused lot into a beautiful place it will serve as a resource for community events, fleas markets and ‘pick your own’ harvests of fresh produce. Most importantly it will be a positive space that will bring the neighborhood together through art and food!

The collaborative efforts of Emerald St. Urban Farm, Little Berlin and the Viking Mill will contribute to the expansion of each organization’s mission by further building upon our relationship between Philadelphia’s active, creative community and the neighborhood around us.

This is a program and a place where creative, community based projects can be developed in an effort to foster a rigorous engagement with every aspect of life.

COLLABORATORS:

Emerald Street Urban Farm

little berlin

The Viking Mill

NKCDC

The GGC of Philadelphia

YOU! Find out how to get involved below -or- join our list!

THE PLAN:

Our team is composed of a number of talented folks, including urban farmers, landscape architects, community organizers and artists. We have a number of working plans for the space, and will be continuing to develop a 4-year vision for the project.

Some features we're scheming include:

  • Blueberry Patch, with pick-your-own harvests
  • Herb Spiral, and footpaths
  • Hardscaping at the street entrance to welcome people into the space
  • A custom iron gate is being installed by artist Bill Capazoli
  • Community Space/Event Space
  • Toolshed
  • Shelter
  • Ornamental Flowers
  • Hops Vines on lattice to create 'rooms' in the plot of land

View some images of the plans we've developed so far: GARDEN on flickr

The Kickstarter Platform will determine how much of this we can build how quickly. The project will unfold over a 4-year period, according to the overall vision that is still being developed by our team.

JOIN US!

In addition to backing us on Kickstarter, we'd love to have more local supporters help us build this green space.

Resources:

Contribute materials, or other physical resources and services to help further the overall 4-year development plan. Resources can also be volunteer hours, clean-up, plant watering, and more. We will need many neighborhood hands to help build this space!

Projects:

Propose a project or performance to occur in the space. Proposals should have a tie to the overall vision for the space, and need to include resources to realize the project. little berlin and ESUF will evaluate proposals on a seasonal cycle.

Events:

Or you can join our mailing list and come out to our events starting this Spring to support the project and find out about how to get involved.

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Hand Printed Participant card signed by LB & ESUF and a copy of "The Seed Packet: a Monthly How to of a Food Revolution"

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    Hand Printed Participant T-shirt and Past Printed Posters from LB or ESUF Events

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    ESUF T-Shirt and "Who's Got The Beet" Reusable Grocery Bag

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    Philly LOCALS ONLY -- The LB/ESUF Team make and Hand Deliver a blueberry Pie to your door in a "Who's Got The Beet" Reusable Grocery Bag.

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    Philly LOCALS ONLY – Little Berlin and ESUF members & volunteers clean up your block and bring you a Blueberry Pie Picnic for afterwards.

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    Philly LOCALS ONLY – A Gourmet Dinner on the site prepared by ESUF and LB with vegetables from the farm and other local foods - Mid June/July.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    All of the above rewards! Invitation to the Dinner, T-shirt, Poster, 'Who's got the Beet' reusable grocery bag, and the hand-printed participant card. For Philly locals we'll also do the Block Clean-up and Blueberry Pie Picnic!

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    All of the above rewards plus your name printed on a custom bench as a major donor.

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Funding period

- (60 days)