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Sustainable Spring Road Trip

Spring is blooming in the Classic Towns and we couldn’t wait to get out and experience the fresh air and different ways our communities are celebrating the new season. This Road Trip we focused on sustainable practices in Lansdale, Malvern, and Phoenixville and how local businesses in these areas are going green.

We kicked off our trip in Lansdale, Pennsylvania with a fresh cup of organic coffee at Backyard Beans. After developing a passion for roasting their own beans, couple Matt and Laura Adams began to sell the coffee at the farmer’s market, soon creating a beloved craft business in their hometown. The team is committed to purchasing responsibly sourced coffee beans, constantly working to secure a more sustainable future. Backyard Beans will soon unveil their brand new store, where you’ll be able to find their gourmet coffee in a beautiful, spacious location.

At our second stop of the day, we picked up some lush produce and homemade goodies at the Malvern, Pennsylvania Farmer’s Market. This Growing Roots organization is all about encouraging people to buy, make, and sell within their community. Whether it’s promoting small-scale farms, local events, or organic practices, the stewardship the market expresses towards their own town actively promotes sustainability. The market is open the first and third Saturday of each month from 10am to 12pm in Burke Park with weather permitting or in the First Baptist Church of Malvern.

We rounded out our day in the Classic Towns in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, where we enjoyed  an outdoor stroll at Black Rock Sanctuary, followed by a quick lesson in gardening at Colonial Gardens. From interpretative trails, impressive bird watching, and ecological highlights, the sanctuary is the perfect place to learn more about the environment and ways to help protect it. After our peaceful walk, we headed over to Colonial Gardens to see what’s budding for the spring season. We loved discussing ideas for creating your own garden and some sustainable practices that help support a thriving community.

These spring destinations offer perfect ways not only to enjoy the outdoors, but teach ways you can live a more eco-friendly life. This season swing by Lansdale, Malvern, Phoenixville, and the rest of the Classic Towns for an unforgettable experience.