Parkside's Roots to Market (RTM)
is a non-profit, community-based initiative managed by Parkside Business & Community in Partnership (PBCIP) that helps Camden, New Jersey residents fix a broken food system for themselves by themselves. Beginning in 2013, Parkside's RTM initiative helps local residents learn how to participate in the local food economy through gardening, cooking and food product production education.
Recognizing that backyard gardening can get lonely, the Parkside Learning Garden was constructed. It is at this community facility that RTM members participate in a variety of programs while also growing ideas before growing food.
Without an adequately educated consumer to demand healthier foods and a trained gardening workforce to supply, success in creating a healthy local food system in Camden will continue to face significant challenges. We know a byproduct of gardening is a healthier diet.
Parkside's Roots to Market | 1487 Kenwood Ave. Camden, NJ 08103 | 856.964.0440 Ext. 12