Tour Leaders

Marc Wilken

Director of Business and Event Development at Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

For almost 13 years, Marc has developed and managed concessions and events in Philly parks. One of his earlier projects was transforming the Fairmount Organic Recycling Center into a business enterprise, creating a system for commercial transactions to take place onsite and pairing proceeds with fundraising efforts to sustain the operations at the ORC.

In more recent years Marc has supported the collaboration with Bennet Compost, as part of a larger food waste composting pilot with City Recreation Centers, and is currently leading efforts to establish a commercial lumber yard at the ORC, in collaboration with PowerCorpsPHL and Cambium Carbon.

Sessions

Back to Our Roots: Organic Developments in Municipal Operations

Monday, June 20
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM