Nic Esposito is an author, urban farmer, and entrepreneur from Philadelphia. In 2011, Nic published his first novel Seeds of Discent about urban farmers living and working in West Philadelphia. Since then his fiction and essays have appeared in numerous publications such as Hidden City Philadelphia, Grid Magazine, Plan Philly, Generocity.org, Green Scene Magazine, and Paradigm Magazine. In 2012, Nic used his experiences in writing, editing, publishing, and social entrepreneurism to launch The Head & The Hand Press. Today the Press has released two titles with two more slated for release in 2014, along with a chapbook series. The Press also operates a writers’ coworking space and supports the Philadelphia literary community with a variety of outreach activities.
Along with his accomplishments in writing, Nic is also an accomplished lecturer and speaker. He has presented many lectures on urban farming and sustainability for many universities and organizations, and was also a featured speaker at the 2010 TEDx Philly conference. To compliment these more serious engagements, Nic is the co-host and co-producer of the sustainability variety talk show Grid Alive and is a professional story teller with the storytelling musical group, The Savage Detectives.
Nic’s other passion is urban farming. He is the co-founder of the urban farm organization Philly Rooted in West Philadelphia, which developed two community gardens, an urban farm and a youth growers’ cooperative. He is currently the co-manager of Emerald Street Urban Farm. He lives with his wife Elisa on their urban homestead in the Kensington Section of Philadelphia.
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