Communities across the state are using food production and food culture to connect people to their shared humanity. From an urban agriculture/arts mashup in Philadelphia, to a video series spotlighting traditional dishes in Central PA, to a bucolic theater venue on the Delaware River, Pennsylvanians are cooking up change.
In the third installment of this podcast series, we speak with two artists who have built lives and careers in Pennsylvania after moving from abroad. Both are community-minded creators with a passion for public art.
A circular economy would let us use, collect, sort, and recycle or repurpose everyday materials on a large scale, replacing the world of single-use items, from food containers to this season’s fashions to demolished buildings. A new nonprofit organization is tackling this "big, hairy, audacious goal."
The September 11th National Memorial Trail, which runs through 23 Pennsylvania counties, is close to earning National Historic Landmark designation. That honor will help increase opportunities for education, recreation, and commemoration along the route.
A couple of hospitality industry veterans have opened Mural City Cellars in the East Kensington neighborhood. The founders are committed to using locally grown grapes and connecting with the community.