North Philly’s Hoodstock celebrates art, agriculture and community [photos]

Life Do Grow Farm is an oasis in North Philadelphia, a former dumping ground reclaimed for use by the community.

Here, young people can learn about farming, leadership and activism, and express themselves through art and music.

At the fourth annual Hoodstock Festival at 11th and Dauphin streets, local musicians provided the soundtrack for the festival while local artists displayed their work alongside locally grown produce.

Life Do Grow Farm is the brainchild of Philadelphia Urban Creators, a group of artists and community organizers who acquired the 2-acre site through a lease deal with the city four years ago.

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