The New Mariposa’s Regional Food Synergy

 

  • Eyes on the Street looks at West Philadelphia’s Mariposa Food Co-Op, which expanded to a new space (in a creatively reused bank) last month. “We’re in the city and we’re surrounded by some of the richest farmland in the nation, but there’s really no linkage, no way for the food to get from the countryside to the city,” said Tatiana Garcia-Granados, the founder of Common Market, the co-op’s provider.
  • Naked Philly takes us to a “hidden gem in South Philly: Paolone Park.” Formerly trash strewn lot in the 1980s, the triangular park is now in full bloom, offering to all “a wonderful oasis it is in a part of South Philadelphia that’s best known for its cheesesteaks.”
  • On Wednesday, Drexel’s Academy of Natural Sciences will host Brent Glass, Director Emeritus of the Smithsonian, who will discuss “The Future of Museums” in the 21st century. For more information, click HERE.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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