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Philadelphia: Thomas Paine Plaza will transform into a big urban farm in 2018

PHS will bring a temporary urban farm to Thomas Paine Plaza, similar to this pop-up garden that was set up at in 2011 at 20th and Market. Photo courtesy of Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

The produce produced from the farm will be donated to Broad Street Ministry, a non-profit organization that serves the homeless.

By Melissa Romero
Curbed Philadelphia
JUN 20, 2017,

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Goodbye, larger than life Parcheesi pieces, hello 2,000-square-foot urban farm: Next summer, the Thomas Paine Plaza in Center City will be transformed into a large community farm that’s estimated to produce about 1,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables.

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) was just awarded a $300,000 grant from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage to create a “Farm for the City” at Thomas Paine Plaza, across from City Hall. The plaza is well-known for its 20-year-old “Your Move” art installation that features over-sized dominoes, chess and bingo pieces, and other game pieces scattered all over the plaza.

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Cleveland Convention center plays host to urban farm

More than 50 percent of the trash from the the Global Center for Health Innovation and the convention center was recycled in 2016

By Emily Bamforth,
Cleveland.Com
June 19, 2017

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Look out of some of the windows of the Cleveland Convention Center, and you’ll see greenery, dozens of chickens, lines of bee hives and three pigs.

It’s a sight that brings Clevelanders on their lunch breaks or enjoying downtown during the summer months peering over the top of the building from the mall above, trying to sneak a peek at the animals below.

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