Soil Generation won the SustainPHL Sustainable Communities Award on August 3, 2017, for working to provide communities with equitable access to clean air & water, clean & open spaces, and energy-efficient resources, as well as protecting local wildlife & habitats. The SustainPHL Awards are an annual celebration for sustainability visionaries to unsung heroes making a difference in Philadelphia.
Soil Generation (formerly Healthy Foods Green Spaces) is a black and brown led, grassroots coalition of radical community gardeners and urban farmers working to build a hyper-local food system in Philadelphia that promotes health and equity in historically marginalized communities. The coalition works toward the creation and preservation of safe, healthy, economically secure and culturally-reflective neighborhoods. Using grassroots organizing, community education, and advocacy to achieve these ends, Soil Generation believes that individual communities know what is best for their neighborhoods and should lead advocacy efforts. The coalition grew out of the successful campaign convened by the Law Center’s Garden Justice Legal Initiative, Weavers Way Co-op, the Philadelphia Horticultural Society, and others. Staff member Kirtrina Baxter is a leading member of the coalition.
Congratulations to Soil Generation for winning the SustainPHL Sustainable Communities Award!