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I have recently arranged two guided farm tours for my students enrolled in the Sustainable Food Systems Planning course. One tour was at the Philadelphia Urban Creators in North Philadelphia. Our guide was Alex Epstein. The other tour was at Pennypack Farm and Education Center in Horsham, a suburb of Philadelphia. Katelyn Melvin was the guide. Mission, operation, scale, and setting wise these farms are distinct. While Philadelphia Urban Creators is working toward community food insecurity, food justice, and community capacity building, Pennypack Farm is operating a successful CSA program and offering educational services to people of all ages. We learned a lot from these tours.

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