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Category: Greensgrow Newsletter St. Anne's Senior Center Mural Portside Arts Intergenerational

A big thanks to everyone who came out to our 20th Anniversary Season Opening events this weekend! We were joined by our mural team from Portside Arts Center and St. Anne’s Senor Community Center for a dedication to honor our founder, Mary Seton Corboy. The last panel features a quote and a voodoo lily, one of Mary’s favorite plants. Come by and check it out.

Congratulations to the First Annual Mary’s Community Fund awardees!

We look forward to seeing your projects bring new life and some of what we call “The Greensgrow Effect” to your part of our fair city.
Fishtown Neighbors Association: $1000 for the Susquehanna Pedestrian Plaza.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library: $1000 for their community garden.
People’s Emergency Center: $500 for King on the Avenue planters.
Gan Shalom and the Calvary Center for Culture and Community: $500 for the Garden of Wholeness project.

We are hiring

Junior Horticulture Specialist: more info
Social Media & Marketing Assistant (Part-time): more info
Chef Educator (Part-time): more info
Fresh Food Program Coordinator Vista: more info

Garden Center

QUART PERENNIAL SALE!

All of our quart size perennials are $1.00 off for the month of April. We have a good selection for you to choose from.
It’s time to get out in your yards and start planting you cold weather vegetable crops. We have many varieties of lettuces as well as spinach, broccoli, cabbage, rumex (pictured-it has a beautiful leaf and looks lovely planted in your flower pots) and more.

We have the best selection of herbs. Right now there are 5 kinds of rosemary, 7 varieties of thyme and 4 types of sage in as well as many other herbs. Stop in and check them out.

Every day new supplies arrive (or at least it feels that way). Take a look at the new display of hand tools for all your gardening needs and all our organic fertilizers and insect control.

You will notice that we have moved our pot display to the front of the farm and it is impressive.  We have all shapes, sizes and colors for your planting needs and if you are having trouble deciding what to plant in them, one of our horticultural specialists will be happy to assist you.

We still have seeds, various seed potatoes, horseradish and asparagus.

Farmstand

At long last spring is finally here!!

Her welcome tender presence can be felt everywhere outside, and certainly by the fresh green produce starting to roll in! We are extremely excited to have more Greensgrow grown veggies this week! We will have lettuce mix, chard and kale bunches, three different kinds of beets as well as spinach.

This week we have the first wild nettles of the year! You may know nettles as the very stingy plants that grow wild all over in damp places, but have you tried eating them or drinking them as tea?? High in vitamins A and C, iron, potassium, manganese, calcium and very high in protein for a leafy green, nettles are extremely nutritious and very yummy. They can be cooked just like spinach, but should be soaked in water first to remove the stinging compound. Nettles can also be made into a tea that has been used medicinally for centuries. Said to be helpful for many ailments, namely urinary tract issues and allergies, with its high mineral and vitamin content alone one can’t really go wrong. David Siller of Wild and Wonderful Foods has been busy keeping an eye on all the new plants starting to pop up and he foraged these beauties himself, along with Patience Dock which we will also have this week!

Patience dock is a flowering herb in the buckwheat family and celebrated as an early spring salad green and detoxifier. We also have the season’s first appearance of tomatoes!!! These beauties from Old Tioga Farm in northeastern Pennsylvania are organically grown in a hothouse which is why they are available for us so early. They will be delicious fresh in salads with all the greens that are also finally arriving in abundance with the warmer weather.

Local Philadelphia coffee purveyors Hubbub Coffee will be sampling their delicious brews on Saturday as well!

Save the Date!

A Taste of Kensington: 20th Anniversary Benefit for Greensgrow
June 10 • 6–10pm • Philadelphia Brewing Comany

Join us on June 10 to celebrate our 20th anniversary at the Philadelphia Brewing Company. Enjoy a sampling of dishes from Kensington’s diverse and expanding food scene. Open bar, entertainment, and silent auction. VIP reception featuring spirit tastings from Philadelphia craft distilleries from 6–7:30pm.
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