Grid #53 Is on Its Way, Just in Time for Back to School!

August is here, and that means the September issue of Grid must be on its way! The print version is being delivered as you read this (unless you're reading this after Monday, August 12, when the delivery should be complete), but of course, you can already read the issue on line at

Just in time for back-to-school (okay, maybe a little early) we take a look at two alternative schools with a focus on sustainability — Science Leadership Academy and The Workshop School (formerly The Sustainability Workshop) — that are expanding thanks to a major grant from The Philadelphia Schools Partnership. We also include a handy sustainable education resource guide, listing some of the area's most sustainably minded education institutions. (This list is far from exhaustive, so if you thnk we left something out, let us know at

We also have a whole slew of other stories, including pickling and peppers, celebrating cities and pondering the shore, park and ride without the ride, and a very different twist on audio books. Plus, favorites like Urban Naturalist, Dispatch and more.