Through the platform of urban farming, Urbanstead works to achieve healthy futures by uniting the community and operating programs that directly empower Philadelphia's vulnerable youth. Seeking to develop alternative pathways to success through hands-on experiences at our farms, orchard and farmers' markets, we focus on leadership, career development and healthy choices with all of our participants. Urbanstead sites are safe spaces for young people to learn, work and grow.
We operate The Francisville Urban Farm and Orchard in the heart of Philadelphia. This half-acre space serves to supply fresh produce, plants and value added products for our weekly youth-led Farmer’s Market in addition to being an educational safe space for Urbanstead’s youth based program initiatives.