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. Maxed Out on Soil Samples!

    Wow! Due to the unprecedented level of participation from people all across Philadelphia and beyond, we have reached our soil testing capacity for the project. Unfortunately, this means we are unable to accept any more soil samples at this time. We truly apologize to those individuals who had been planning to bring in their soil later today or tomorrow. There is, however, plenty of hot, delicious soup for you to enjoy, along with some great educational programming, so we still encourage everybody to visit if you haven’t had a chance yet. We’re open today until 6pm, and again tomorrow (the final day!) from 11am - 6pm.

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