What is Philly Earth?
Glad you asked! Philly Earth is an Education and Demonstration Center sponsored by The Village of Arts and Humanities. We’re here to teach you how to care for the Earth, starting with your local community. Our goal? To provide educational programs in Permaculture, Appropriate Technologies, and Environmental Sustainability.
See, we’re maintaining a farm. We’re growing fresh, delicious produce to share with our community, and we’re training Village teens to become certified Community Sustainability Leaders.
At the heart of Philly Earth are three core ethics:
1.) Care of the Earth. This means caring for all living and non-living things, be they plant, animal, soil or water.
2.) Care of People. This means caring for each other, so our basic needs for food, shelter, education, employment and human contact are met.
3.) Fair Share. This means contributing surplus time, money and energy to achieve the first two ethics.
Got it? Cool.
Why is Philly Earth Important?
We live in a society that depends on fossil fuels for energy. We use these fossil fuels to heat our homes, pump our water, grow our food and power our cars. The problem is, those fossil fuels are running out faster than you can say “sustainability.” This is where Philly Earth comes in. Philly Earth is an educational resource that teaches people how to reduce their reliance on those pesky fossil fuels. We’re here to help you re-imagine your lifestyle.
How Do I Get Involved?
It’s easy. Check out our class and workshop listings under Events, and check out our facebook page. A greener lifestyle awaits you!
Check out our exciting plan for the urban farm site!