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Struggles, part II

From Philadelphia Weekly: Two weeks ago, I shared a pair of stories a former colleague told me about how he navigates the dance classified as working poor. Since telling his story via my column, I’ve received numerous emails from readers (and thank you) who’ve shared similar tales of what they go through just to survive a day-to-day. (Read more.)

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Planting the Seeds of a Food Forest in Philadelphia

With its myriad public gardens and 40,000-plus vacant lots, many of which have been transformed into community farms, Philadelphia is already a hub for community gardening. Philly also has a shortage of supermarkets in low income neighborhoods, which has made the city an incubator for novel ideas on getting healthy food into people’s hands, cheap or even free. (Read more.)