Ignite Philly is part of a world-wide network that hosts semi-regular events where individuals and organizations give short 5 minute presentations to entertain and educate viewers on a wide variety of subjects. As Ignite describes it,
Each presenter is on stage for a total of 5 minutes (20 slides, at 15 seconds each slide). These talks are a ’spark’ if you will, they are lightning fast and leave people with a new idea to mull over and talk about.
Recently at Ignite Philly 6, Outreach Committee members Mary Beth Hertz and Julie Haynes gave a presentation on the SPFC and our goals of educating South Philadelphians on sustainable food practice and opening a member-owned community grocery store.
This week came the exciting news that the co-op was chosen as the winner of the last Ignite! As part of their goal to promote organizations that will have a meaningful and immediate impact on the community, the organizers chose us as the recipient of the proceeds from the door, a big boost to our initial fundraising.
Many thanks to the Ignite organizers and a hearty congrats to Mary Beth and Julie for their hard work. You can see video and slides of their presentation here and attend Ignite Philly 7 on Thursday, February 10 at Johnny Brenda's. Come on out, it's always a fun time.