Greensgrow is an experiment in urban farming. Built on the site of an abandoned galvanized steel plant, Greensgrow is a national leader in how communities can create sustainable jobs and economic impact through grit, determination, and a commitment to building a better world. Their mission — here and all over Philadelphia — is to engage neighborhoods in cultivating social entrepreneurship, urban agriculture, and community greening.
Every year, Greensgrow harvests and sources thousands of pounds of fresh local vegetables from their own farm and small family farms across the region to feed Philadelphia families.
Each year, they welcome thousands of visitors and students to their two community-based farms and teaching kitchen who want to be inspired and develop skills for growing a greener city.
And every year, Greensgrow’s annuals and perennials — vegetable plants and flowers — find their way into homes, gardens, and public spaces across the city.
Greensgrow’s home — Greensgrow Farms in Kensington — occupies an entire city block just five minutes from Center City, Philadelphia. Their satellite location, Greensgrow West, opened in 2014 in Southwest Philadelphia.