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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Philadelphia Tribune: Chester Housing Authority farm gains outlet at local grocer

Officials from Chester Housing Authority and the Fair & Square grocery store have formed a produce partnership that features items grown at agency’s Ruth L. Bennett Homes community farm. “We’re excited to partner with the Chester Housing Authority,” Mike Basher, Fair & Square’s vice president for retail operations, said in a news release.

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Chester City Blog Podcast: Chester Housing Authority talks about partnership with Fair & Square

Podcast: Chester Public Radio 02: Chester Housing Authority talks about partnership with Fair & Square By SERoots, Chester City Blog June 8, 2017 LISTEN...

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Delaware County Daily Times: Chester grocery sells locally grown produce

Chester’s only full-service grocery store is now featuring fresh produce grown locally at the Ruth L. Bennett Homes community farm. Chester Housing Authority officials were joined Tuesday morning by representatives of the Fare & Square grocery store for a ribbon-cutting ceremony launching a partnership that hopefully will yield revenue to assist the CHA in sustaining the farm.

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