Delaware County Daily Times: Chester farm shares its bounty

Veterans and children living in Chester Housing Authority properties gathered Thursday at the Ruth L. Bennett Community Farm to showcase their culinary expertise at a farm-to-table fundraising event. For 10 years, the farm has welcomed Chester City residents to its grounds to learn the art of farming and healthy eating. Now, it is bringing together two different CHA program participant groups: Children from low-income families and veterans.

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Delaware County Daily Times: Chester Charter School for Arts opens on former CHA site

Hundreds of excited Chester Charter School for the Arts (CCSA) students and their families attended an open house Thursday afternoon for the new 90,000-square-foot school facility located at 1500 Highland Avenue. The non-profit K-12 public charter school will hold a private ribbon cutting ceremony Friday to mark the opening of their new $25 million campus.

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CLPHA Member Spotlight: CHA’s Ruth Bennett Farm Earns Revenue, Educates Residents About Growing Food

For over a decade, Chester, Pennsylvania was a complete food desert – the city, which sits just outside of Philadelphia and is home to approximately 37,000 people, did not even have one supermarket. Ten years ago, Chester Housing Authority (CHA) Executive Director Steven A. Fischer realized that CHA was sitting on a few acres of land that wasn’t exactly prime for building additional housing, so he drummed up interest in a community garden.

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Chester City Blog: Chester Housing Authority and Swarthmore Co-Op Selling CHA-Grown Flowers

The Chester Housing Authority’s community farm has found a second line of business – flower sales. And it has found a partner to help market the flowers – the Swarthmore Co-Op community food market. The first harvest of Sunflowers went on sale in late June.

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Chester Housing Authority and Swarthmore Co-Op Selling CHA-Grown Flowers

The Chester Housing Authority’s community farm has found a second line of business – flower sales. And it has found a partner to help market the flowers – the Swarthmore Co-Op community food market. The first harvest of Sunflowers went on sale in late June.

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