Ruth Bennett Community Farm
The Ruth Bennett Community Farm is dedicated to providing access to nutrient dense foods at affordable prices with the goal of reducing food deserts and food insecurities in the immediate Chester Housing Authority community and surrounding neighborhoods . We also provide opportunities for residents of the housing authority and interested public to participate in health and wellness activities, job-readiness and beginning farmer training. We seek to promote a thriving and diverse environmental ecosystem for community members to enjoy.
Ruth Bennett Community Farm is an educational farm and environmental education center. Recognizing the need for greater food security and community health over the past decade, the Chester Housing Authority (CHA) created a two-acre community farm on vacant land at the Ruth L. Bennett Homes in 2008.