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On July 22nd, we will be hosting our 4th Annual HOODSTOCK Festival at Life Do Grow Farm. This years festival is creating inclusive spaces for multiple communities to celebrate the legacy of North Philadelphia, amplify youth voice, and elevate dozens of young and local artists, performers, growers, organizers, activists, and creators of all kinds!

HOODSTOCK will take place at Life Do Grow Farm, on the corner of 11th & Dauphin/York street in North Philly, from 12pm-8pm on July 22nd. Festival activities will feature tours of Life Do Grow Farm, our 2nd national Graffiti invitational, a petting zoo and pony rides for kids, Organic farmer's market, art gallery, games, Global Village Jam Session, and so much more!

The Urban Creators, Rec Philly, Her Philly Moves, and Global Village are collaborating to provide acts for the Main Stage. This event is FREE, and ALL AGES ARE WELCOME!

“Freedom is dangerous and precious too…”

-Octavia Butler

In partnership with the Philadelphia Museum of Arts' PHL Assembled and Soil Generation, we have spent the past year exploring the theme of sovereignty through art and inter-generational dialogue. Therefore, the theme of this years HOODSTOCK festival is a declaration of SOVEREIGNTY over community land, economy, and radical self-expression.



Live Jam Sesh with Glbl Vllg from 7:00-10:00pm (Park)
JUICE- QTPOC Femme Party 4:00-9:00pm (Gallery)


We will be there rain or shine unless conditions become unsafe.

July 8th is our July Second Saturday! 
Join us for our monthly open house volunteer day 

E-mail us at with your name and how many people you are bringing with you to RSVP.

As always, be sure to bring water, a snack, sunscreen, bug spray, and work gloves if you have them.  If not, we can provide a limited number.  Be prepared to do some outside work and wear close toe shoes.  

Come help us continue to transform Life Do Grow Farm!

Support our fundraising campaign, #BeeTheChange, and help us expand our Summer Youth Leadership Program to a year-around curriculum! Click #BEETHECHANGE to see the campaign, and DONATE to go straight to donation.

Campaign Promo Video by SaeedsVP 

Thank you so much for #BeingTheChange!! We exceeded our goal in raising $20,000 in 40 days! This money will go towards hiring our teens for year-around work to expand the Summer Youth Leadership Program. The more we raise, the more teens we can hire!

So a big thank you to those who have supported us from the beginning, those who have joined us on this journey along the way, and those new to the Urban Creators family! 

A Special shout out to our partners who made this campaign possible.

We can't do it without you! 




The Urban Creators is a grassroots organization rooted in North Philadelphia, transforming neglected landscapes into dynamic safe-spaces that foster connectivity, self-sufficiency, and innovation. We call Life Do Grow Farm home. We are community organizers who utilize urban agriculture, interest-based learning, artistic expression, restorative justice, and celebration as tools for neighborhood stabilization and youth development. Through this process, we are equipping a wide range of stakeholders with the skills, tools, pedagogy, and networks to take the health of their communities into their own hands, while igniting a generation of civically engaged growers, innovators, and urban creators.



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