“What makes you weak is fear. What makes you strong is a sense of purpose and a sense of belonging”
Although named Best Philadelphian by Philadelphia Magazine in 2010, Mary Seton Corboy was a native of Washington DC. A stop over in Philadelphia that lasted over 30 years. In 1997 Mary and her friend Tom started Greensgrow in search of a good tomato. Mary got her BA in Political Science and English Lit from Wilson College and a MA in Political Science from Villanova University. Prior to starting Greensgrow, Mary was a chef and took care of an estate. She wore size eight shoes and was taller than her sister Eileen.
Greensgrow’s Board Annouces New Executive Director
Kuck, a native of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, moved to Philadelphia in 1999 to study Architecture and Urban Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and is a success story of Philadelphia keeping college graduates. He stayed in Philadelphia after graduation and devoted six years to the Urban Nutrition Initiative, assuming many roles from farm educator to program coordinator while helping to grow that organization. Kuck joined the Greensgrow team in 2006, first as Lead Farmer and then Sustainability Manager, Food Access Programs Manager, Director of Greensgrow West, and Development Director as Greensgrow grew from a staff of 4 to a staff of 40 over the last 10 years.
David started to work with Greensgrow in the summer of 2008. Before that he worked for the New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) as the supervisor of land use; greening, designing and maintaining over 200 parcels of land in Kensington. His efforts can be seen all along Frankford Avenue and backyards throughout the neighborhood. David is a founding member of the Trenton Avenue Arts Festival. He worked in the catering and restaurant industry for over 25 years before changing career directions. Working his way up from dishwasher to the Director of Food Services for PECO and Lockheed Martin. After finishing his degree in Art, he worked with Eish Glass Factory in Germany, 1992. He now spends his creative time working with ceramics and mosaics in his studio on York Street, you can see some of his work around the farm.