Heads up, urban gardeners: Emerald Street Farm is hosting a composting workshop on Saturday at 10 a.m. Here’s the catch, if you want to attend you have to RSVP by TODAY to Alice at aedgerton [at] pennhort [dot] org or 215.988.8790. Located at Emerald and Dauphin streets, the farm is one of those neat community projects that makes you feel better about the world. Peep the before and after shots from their website:
Founded by Elissa Ruse and Patrick Dunn in 2009, the Emerald Street Farm originally had a broken-down VW in addition to the usual amount of trash found in vacant lots in this town. Along with their neighbors, Ruse and Dunn cleaned up the space and built five raised beds, which now house all types of produce.
We reached out Ruse and Dunn to chat, but scheduling conflicts prevented a proper Q&A. Our only advice is going to the composting workshop, learning a new skill and coming back with more info about the farm itself.