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Repair The World: Philadelphia
Philly Farm Crew at Sankofa Farm #3
June 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The four-acre Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden:
-is powered by roughly 20 paid local high school interns
-produces and distributes over 15,000 pounds of food each year
-works with more than 50 local families in our community garden
-manages weekly neighborhood farmstands and grocery partnerships to sell its produce affordably and locally
-distributes over 80,000 vegetable transplants to over 130 farms and gardens around Philadelphia through the PHS City Harvest Program
To develop an African focus for the farm’s core purpose, co-directors Chris Bolden-Newsome and Ty Holmberg have engaged in many conversations with the community gardeners, student interns, and local leaders. At the farm, we are committed to living the praxis of Sankofa, a constant “remembering” as we move forward with our lives as individuals, nourished by active engagement of our people’s shared narratives in America. The concept of Sankofa is derived from King Adinkera of the Akan people of West Africa. Sankofa is expressed in the Akan language as “se wo were fi na wosan kofa a yenkyi.” Literally translated, it means, “It is not taboo to go back and fetch what you forgot.” The farm has been guided by the idea of Sankofa since its inception and we work daily to bring this consciousness in our Southwest Philadelphia community
Come join the Philly Farm Crew for a couple of Monday afternoons this fall at this amazing place!
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