Educate. Energize. Empower. Unite.

About Us

The Urban Creators is a platform for radical and collaborative imagination. Since 2010 we have used food, art, and education as tools to nurture resilience and self-determination in our neighborhood. Now, we are supporting the emergence of a new generation of Urban Creators by cooperatively incubating and investing in local businesses, organizations, artists, growers, and organizers whose work has a meaningful and lasting impact on the overall health, safety, and equity of our communities. 


Food sovereignty is the power that we have to feed ourselves and have access to healthy food.  As we continue to grow organic produce at Life Do Grow, we want to make sure that our crops and programs are reflective of our communities’ needs, and that we offer workshops that build skills towards food sovereignty. If you are a North Philadelphia resident, stakeholder, or partner, please CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THIS SURVEY to help us decide the crops we grow and educational programs we host in 2021.

**All responses will be kept completely confidential, and will only be used by Urban Creator staff to inform our crops and programs in 2021.**

Mobile Market & Neighborhood Marketplace

In response to COVID-19, we are running a Mobile Market to make fresh produce, hot meals, PPE, diapers, feminine hygiene products, books, voter registration, and social service navigation accessible throughout our North Philadelphia community.      Join us at one of our weekly Mobile Market locations, or during our Neighborhood Marketplace and Free Breakfast Program at Life Do Grow farm, to buy our produce and support local businesses and community economics!

Take a virtual tour of our 2020 Mobile Market at historic North Philadelphia locations including the Church of the Advocate and Uptown Theater.

Learn about our 2020 Neighborhood Marketplace and Free Breakfast program at Life Do Grow farm.


Whether you live in Philly, NYC, or somewhere else in the country, please use our RESOURCE PAGE as a tool to find information about resources near you, or to explore ways that you can ‘Be A Resource’ in supporting social & environmental justice.

Upcoming Events

Find out about virtual programs and live events happening near you!   And if you are an artist, curator, organizer, or educator, click here to learn more about how you can promote your programs/events on our website and virtual calendar.

Become a Member

The Urban Creators is a collaborative platform to support the emergence of radical new ideas. We offer different kinds of membership to support small businesses and organizations that are working towards building equity and self-determination in our communities. Click here to learn more about our current members, and membership opportunities.

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Our Services

Social Impact & Sustainability Consulting

The Urban Creators have 10+ years of experience building sustainable and equitable communities. We offer a range of consulting services related to: Team building and collaborative leadership; vision building and strategic planning; community organizing and engagement; organizational and business development; financial management and capacity building; program design and evaluation; event planning and curation; and sustainable landscaping, development, and agriculture. Please contact us at: to learn more, and explore ways that we can help you develop your own social impact and sustainability projects

Custom Garden Design and Development

The Urban Creators have 10+ years of experience installing organic gardens, designed to fit all kinds of physical spaces. Please contact us at: to learn more, and explore how we can help you create your own garden today!

School Garden Design

The Urban Creators specialize in engaging school communities in the design and implementation of educational gardens and sustainability programs. Please contact us at: to learn more about how we can help you create your own living and learning ecosystem!