Project Description

Denzel Thompson

Assistant Farm Manager

Denzel Thompson is a lifelong Fairhill-Hartranft resident, former Village student and currently works as assistant farm manager at The Village’s teaching farm, PhillyEarth.

Denzel is passionate about urban farming and its power to transform community members’ mental and physical health. He is a recipient of a TeenNick Halo Award for his community farming work, and a member of the Village’s Leaders and Builders Advisory Board.

Contact: denzel@villagearts.org

Notes

“PhillyEarth fosters risk-taking and resilience in North Philadelphia”

As seen in GRID Magazine:“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.”

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