The kitchen garden series is a line of kitchen textiles made from reclaimed materials and sold to support urban agriculture.
Our mission is to provide you with heirloom quality kitchen textiles while supporting Philadelphia's growing urban agricultural movement. We do this by designing and manufacturing our products in our neighborhood and donating a quarter of our proceeds to urban agricultural programs. Our signature look comes from the up-cycled men's shirts and linen that appear in our designs. Using reclaimed materials has the added benefit of reducing textile waste in landfills. Sustainable design supporting sustainable food systems
About the Designer
Heidi is a Philadelphia-based artist working in costume design, textiles, and garden-based installations. Growing up as the granddaughter of a farmer, Heidi was instilled with a natural wonderment for all things that grow: food, ideas, friendships, flowers, trees, communities. She created the kitchen garden series to support their growth.
About The Gardens We Support
Henry Got Crops
"Henry Got Crops" is a community supported agricultural farm (CSA) located on the campus of Saul Agricultural high school in the Roxborough neighborhood of Philadelphia. It is run by Nina Berryman, of Weaver's Way farms, in collaboration with teachers at Saul and is one of the first high school-based CSA's in the country. There are many opportunities for students ranging from hands-on work in the fields to helping with community outreach, to doing applied research, budgeting and planning. The CSA includes an orchard at Saul and a second Philadelphia location in Germantown. The total of 6 urban acres feeds over 100 members for 24 weeks entirely with produce grown on site using chemical free, organic-method, sustainable farming methods.
The East Park Revitalization Alliance
EPRA, located in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood of Philadelphia, improves neighborhood food access by supporting efforts in community food production and distribution. They manage 4 community gardens serving more than 75 community gardeners (and growing!), acting as incubator spaces where gardeners can improve their skills. They support an additional 20 community gardeners in their own spaces by lending labor, tools, supplies, and expertise as needed. EPRA also maintains a children’s permaculture orchard with fruit trees and berry bushes. They use all their garden spaces for youth garden education with their afterschool and summer programs, and a partnership with Strawberry Mansion High School.The produce EPRAgrows is distributed through their twice-a-week food cupboard, a weekly farm-stand, and harvested by their neighbors as needed. They use exclusively chemical-free, organic-method growing practices and encourage the use of organic practices in the gardens they resource.