After spending the past 5 years in Tel Aviv, several months ago my instincts told me that it was time to return to my hometown of Philadelphia this spring.
I wasn’t quite sure why but over time it became clear that my inner motivation for going was a deep desire for planning a community garden.
My dream location for it? West Philly. This section of Philadelphia, where The University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University are located, is filled with a vibrancy, richness, and diversity that I crave.
It is also an area that is in dire need of economic repair. As a matter of fact, it is one of the 5 U.S. Cities that is part of Obama’s Promise Zone Initiative.
For me, it is a ‘soulful’ place where I have always felt at home and been involved with and developed several community programs over the past 25 years.