EPA Green Power Partner
In February 2013, Greensgrow joined a select group of leaders in the green power market when we were added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s list of Green Power Partners. Our commitment to green power is accelerating the development of new renewable energy capacity nationwide and helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector. Along with more than 1,400 EPA Green Power partners, Greensgrow is now part of a collective that is buying more than 27 billion kWh of green power annually – equivalent to the annual carbon dioxide emissions from electricity use of more than 2.8 million average American homes.
Philadelphia Brewing Company
Yes-we choose our friends wisely. We work closely with the brewery, it just makes sense-we are blocks from each other and they share our commitment to the community. They come by to pick up a CSA share which they use to feed the staff. We grow hops that goes into the fall brew called Harvest from the Hood. For many years, they hosted our annual fundraising dinner Whole Hog. Each year we team up to participate in the Philadelphia Flower Show window box and lobby display contest-and we win!
At any given Greensgrow farmstand, you’ll have the privilege of meeting our friend and neighbor Dean Brown, owner & distillery at Rowhouse Spirits, a tiny artisan distillery right here in our neighborhood. Each week he samples his fine distilled liquors that incorporate local products at Greensgrow Farms. Rowhouse Spirits produces very small batch Gin and other herbal spirits and will be setting aside malt, corn, and rye based spirits in barrels to make whiskey that will be offered at a later date. We have known Dean since his days working at the Philadelphia Brewing Company.
Saint Anne’s Senior Center
Our neighbors at St. Anne’s are a big asset to our little neck of the woods. Just across the street from the farm, they generously let us park our trucks in their lot. They also regularly send over senior seniors from the neighborhood who volunteer with all manner of tasks on the farm. In return, they are part of our annual Earth Day celebration when we clean up and do lots of greening projects in the community. In 2015 we partnered here on the farm to build waist high raised beds for the seniors to maintain their own vegetable plot without the hassle of bending over!
Saint Michael’s Lutheran Church
Home of the Greensgrow Community Kitchen. St. Michael’s and Greensgrow paired up in 2008 to turn an unused church kitchen into a community kitchen to be used by up and coming small food entrepreneurs and food education organizations. St. Michael’s also hosts a number of other community groups like local girl and boy scout chapters, and provides other community support such as, a weekly food pantry and affordable day care. Check out their website for their full calendar of activities.