Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
The above quote by MLK Jr. really speaks to the condition Cloud 9 currently faces. We are currently struggling with endless bureaucratic hold ups, financial limitations, and the struggle of balancing two jobs and starting a farm. Nevertheless no successful project has started seamlessly and the lessons we’ve learned from this past year are invaluable.
As we persevere forward towards fiscal sponsorship with Greener Partners, getting a lease to grow at SHARE, and writing major and minor grants there are many things we are still doing.
Cloud 9 is now attending the Francisville Farmers market at the corner of 15th and Fairmount every Saturay from 10 -2 where we will be selling t-shirts, tote bags, buttons and Francisville produce until we are growing our own lettuce, collards, peppers, and flowers.
Likewise, support on Friday June 29th at Studio 34 in W. Philadelphia for a yoga class where half the proceeds go to Cloud 9!
We hope to host some further fundraisers and a volunteer day as we move towards building!
Please contact Clare Hyre or Rania Cambell-Cobb at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or want to get involved!