Grid Alive is coming up May 10, and this could be the best one yet! The June Grid is at the printer — our 50th issue! — and will soon be all over town. We will be celebrating with headliner Judy Wicks, who graces the cover, along with special guests Rob Fleming and William Woys Weaver, with live music provided by Todd Henkin of The Great Unknown. Beer and wine will be provided by Rolling Barrel Events, and the whole thing is just $5! Seating is limited, so visit gridphilly.com to reserve your place.
Hosted by Nic Esposito and Grid publisher and founder Alex Mulcahy, Grid Alive is always a fun and fascinating time, but with these great guests, it is guaranteed* to be even better than usual (*not really guaranteed — you pays your five bucks, you takes your chances).
Judy Wicks, founder of the White Dog Café, Fair Food, and the Sustainable Business Network, has been called "Philadelphia's founding mother of sustainability" (by Grid, so you know it's true!). Her new memoir, Good Morning, Beautiful Business tells the story of how that came to be, and how Philadelphia ended up at the forefront of the local food movement.
Rob Fleming is Sustainable Design director at Philadelphia University and
author of Design Education for a Sustainable Future. "A pioneering and visionary work," says Sim Van der Ryn. "...A clear and brilliant picture of both human culture’s history and that of architecture. He presents clear models of where we must go and how to get there now."
William Woys Weaver is founder of the Keystone Center for the Study of Regional Foods and Food Tourism and noted author and heirloom seed expert. His most recent book is As American as Shoofly Pie: The Foodlore and Fakelore of Pennsylvania Dutch Cuisine.
There will also be great Grid gear for sale (which you can also buy online at store.gridphilly.com). Grid Alive is sponsored by Clean Currents, Sustainable 19103 and the Mayor's Office of Sustainability, and takes place at Trinity Memorial Church, 22nd and Spruce Streets. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.