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Jonathan Wetstein

Fellowship Class: 
Morgan Berman

Parkside's Roots-To-Market

The biggest thing I need right now is... "funding to hire staff and grow from 15 households to 150 households. After raising $75,000 since 2013, $150,000 can prove this initiative is a successful model for other communities to scale up"

Every community lacking access to healthy food and employment should have a garden and a “Root” to market. Parkside's Roots-To-Market is helping Camden households grow and sell healthy fresh produce direct from their private yards. Free support and training are given to all participating households at a full-sized demonstration urban farm, the Parkside Learning Garden.

About the Founder: 

A Philly resident since 2005, Jonathan is committed to making communities better for everyone. Promoting public supported visions for future development, he began his career as a land use planner for local governments. He now helps local organizations on the implementation side of these plans as a consultant in community and economic development.