Sanctuary Farm was envisioned in early 2016 by founder, Andrea Vettori.
As the clinical director for Mary Howard Health Center for the Homeless, Andrea has had extensive experience with people facing homelessness and housing insecurity.
As an avid gardener and beekeeper, Andrea has also experienced the healing potential of working directly with the earth through plants.
With the help of neighbors, volunteers, and other non profit partnerships, Sanctuary Farm "broke ground" began in an empty lot in North Philadelphia in May, 2017.
Since it opened it 2017, Sanctuary Farm has planted, grown, and harvested over 1,300 pounds of fresh produce. The produce was distributed to over 50 families in the community, free of charge. Sanctuary Farm believes strongly in the healing and transformative power of nature to provide opportunities for neighbors to work together to create a space of beauty, safety, and healing for those in need.