Parks and Recreation Issues RFI for Farming

The Department of Parks and Recreation has issued a request for information (RFI) to identify farmers and farm institutions that may be interested in operating and managing small plot, commercial, chemical-free farms at Manatawna Farm, located at 100 Spring Lane in Philadelphia.  

This project aims to foster sustainable, urban agricultural businesses in Philadelphia and further the growth of a regional food system. Additionally the establishment of the farms will support the Philadelphia Food Charter, which calls for the use of City-owned spaces for urban agriculture, and Greenworks Philadelphia which recommends 12 commercial agriculture projects be established in the City by 2015.

Application materials and instructions are available at http://fairmountpark.org or http://www.phila.gov/rfp

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