Mill Creek Farm is an educational urban farm located in West Philadelphia that is dedicated to improving local access to fresh produce, building a healthy community and environment, and promoting a just and sustainable food system.
We envision a world in which everyone has access to affordable, healthy, culturally appropriate food, and where local communities work collaboratively to build a food system that is socially just and environmentally and economically sustainable.
The neighborhood in which we farm. We work with our neighbors to strengthen our community.
Experiential education. We provide hands-on, farm-based learning opportunities.
Our environment. We demonstrate innovative ways to foster sustainable living.
Community and collaboration. We work with and exchange ideas with others.
Urban food production. We foster the connection between people and the food they eat.
Equity and justice. We believe healthy, affordable food is a basic human right.
The Mill Creek Farm (MCF) is located at 4901 Brown Street in the Mill Creek Neighborhood of West Philadelphia. Part of the site has been home to a thriving community garden for over 25 years and the rest of the lot had been vacant for over 30 years. Thanks to funds allocated by the Philadelphia Water Department in partnership with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the land was awarded in the summer of 2005 to begin an urban farm.
Our activities and educational programs
In addition to growing food for local distribution, MCF is an interactive educational center, giving tours to groups and hosting field trips and community skill-share workshops. In the summer months the farm offers a market internship position as well as employs high-school youth in a leadership development job training program.
The farm partners with the existing community garden to facilitate inter-generational exchange between young people and elders.
The farm's innovative toolshed demonstrates green building and reuse techniques including cob, solar electric, living roof, compost toilet, graywater collection, and found object mosaic. As well the farm is home to a bee apiary, a fruit orchard, and a children's garden.
MCF is an environmental education farm that is part of a not-for-profit supported by private donations and grants. Additionally, produce sales partially defray operating costs for the farm project.
Past funding from: Allen Hilles Fund, Barra Foundation, Claneil Foundation, Douty Foundation, Fourjay Foundation, OIC of America, Patricia Kind Family Foundation, Rosenlund Family Foundation, Private donations
Donations are welcome and needed. Please make checks payable to
"Mill Creek Farm/A Little Taste of Everything"
Mill Creek Farm, 3451 Walnut Street
Franklin Building Annex, Suite P-117A
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205.
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