so...............my name is Alan. I live in the Kensington area of Philadelphia, Pa.; an urban area not too far from Center City, and very close to the Brooklyn of Philly.........Fishtown. when my partner, Sara, and I first came here it was very rough; drugs, drinking, crime, and all-around negativity. we have worked hard to change things around here, mentoring the young, cleaning up, and sometimes driving away derelicts.
we run a mini urban farm next to our home, comprising the adjoining lot. we grow organically in raised beds, and produce a nice amount of food for our use, and for sharing with neighbors.
and speaking of neighbors, we are getting a lot of new ones! "gentry," I believe they are called. I love them! waited a long time for this.