The Philadelphia Food Policy Advisory Council facilitates the development of responsible policies that improve access for all Philadelphia residents to culturally appropriate, nutritionally sound, and affordable food that is grown locally through environmentally sustainable practices.

 FPAC Appointed Members and Supporters- Feb. 4th, 2015

Next FPAC General Meeting October 5

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Location: 100 N. 20th Street, PHS Town Hall
Agenda and Relevant Documents:  TBA

Next FPAC Executive Session November 2

Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Location: Innovation Lab, 1401 JFK Blvd, 16th Floor
Agenda and Relevant Documents: TBA


FPAC’s general meetings and executive sessions are open to the public.

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Seeking Philadelphia Gardeners Interested in Getting Soil Tested!

Are you a Philadelphia gardener who wants more information about the soil in your garden? Are you thinking about starting a garden or farm on a vacant lot, but you’re not sure if the soil is safe? Your garden or vacant lot may be eligible for FREE soil testing!

The City of Philadelphia received a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to conduct site histories and soil testing on City-owned vacant lots that are suitable for urban agriculture and green stormwater infrastructure projects. This is a great opportunity for gardeners in Philadelphia. The grant team is looking for existing gardens AND vacant lots where there is interest in growing to conduct site histories and soil tests. Click here for more information.

If you would like to suggest a garden or vacant lot to be considered for soil safety support from this grant, please fill out this simple online form.