Soil Kitchen is a new temporary public art project addressing issues of sustainability specific to the urban environment.

The project will incorporate community involvement, naturally generated energy, local foods, food exchange, the creative reuse of a brownfield site, and brownfield mapping. This new site-specific public artwork will provide a stage for interaction, dialogue, and education on topics of sustainability that impact every Philadelphian.

Timed to coincide with the arrival of the 2011 National Brownfields Conference in Philadelphia, Soil Kitchen is the first-ever temporary public art project to be commissioned by the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, and will be executed by the artist group Futurefarmers with a generous grant from the William Penn Foundation.

  1. Grid Magazine Features Soil Kitchen in April Issue

    The media love keeps coming, this time courtesy of a fantastic feature article in Grid Magazine, the journal of record when it comes to issues of sustainability here in Philly. In addition to Sue Spolan’s great Soil Kitchen piece, the April issue includes a CSA guide, spring gardening tips, a Q&A with the New York Times’ Mark Bittman and lots more. If you’re looking to pick up a copy, they’re not hard to find (and of course, the digital edition is also readily available).

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