North Philly Kids Drumming

23 OctDrumming students featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

“Rhythm-inspired kids at the Village of Arts & Humanities in North Philadelphia play to the...

“Rhythm-inspired kids at the Village of Arts & Humanities in North Philadelphia play to the beat of a different drummer every Friday when the Philly Drum Project brings guest teachers and free lessons to the Hartranft neighborhood.”

Read the full article here.

PhillyEarth Story

04 AugPhillyEarth featured in GRID Magazine

“The cob oven, hand-built from Warnock Street clay, was nearly finished when it suddenly collapsed....

PhillyEarth Grid Magazine Photo

“The cob oven, hand-built from Warnock Street clay, was nearly finished when it suddenly collapsed. Jon Hopkins, Director of the PhillyEarth project thought, “Oh my god, this took us four days to build.” His crew of neighborhood kids saw his stricken look and said, “What are you worried about? We got this. We’ll be back tomorrow and we’re gonna build it again.”More than any competency test could measure, the kids in the PhillyEarth program showed in that moment how well they have mastered one of the key principles Hopkins wants to impart: resiliency.”

Our urban permaculture program, PhillyEarth, is the subject of a feature-length article in GRID Magazine this month.