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 North Philadelphia. Now, we are supporting the emergence of a new generation of Urban Creators, organizers, artists, growers, and local businesses who are working to build equity and collective liberation in our communities.

Life Do Grow Farm

Life Do Grow (LDG) is an Urban Farm and Neighborhood Creative Commons, situated in the heart of North Central Philadelphia on the ancestral lands of the indigenous Lenni-Lenape. LDG is a dynamic and ever-evolving ecosystem of creative ideas, currently comprised of an urban farm, public park, outdoor classroom, community marketplace, venue for artistic and cultural expression, and co-working/co-creation space for local businesses, artists, organizers, growers, and creators. It is a canvas for ingenuity; a safe-space to explore boundaries, discover passions, and experiment with new ideas; a hub for community to organize, build equity, and foster economic opportunity; and an organic garden where we can all connect more deeply with the earth and one another.

Welcome to Succulent City

We are extremely proud to share that the Urban Creators and Life Do Grow farm were featured in a short film called “Succulent City”, produced by PhillyCam, that was a part of the Smithsonian Museum’s 2021-22 FUTURES WE DREAM’ exhibition. Being welcomed into this community of artists, creators, and ‘future weavers’ is a true honor for us, and we are extremely grateful for the opportunity. You can learn more about the incredible exhibition, the first of its kind exploring themes of sustainable futures, HERE

2021 Recap Video "Honoring Legacy & Envisioning New Futures"

Check out our 2021 Recap Video to get an intimate lense into our work over the past year including our Mobile Markets, Educational Programs, Community Design Process, and Legacy Mural installation.

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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] to learn more about how we can help you create your own living and learning ecosystem!