Growers of Food, Flowers & Neighborhoods
Greensgrow stands as a testament to hard work and harder heads.
What was once a dilapidated industrial site is today a vibrant urban farm
and garden center. The nonprofit Greensgrow brings green ideas to life
while Greensgrow Farms & West bring food & flowers to
From Brownfield to Green Block
In 1997, Founder Mary Seton Corboy and then-partner Tom Sereduk
were exploring the market for an urban farm. They found a litter-strewn
lot in Kensington and signed a two-year lease – choosing a livelier,
more sustainable future for the abandoned brownfield that was once a
steel-galvanizing factory and today is Greensgrow Farms.
Greensgrow Farms grows more than great greens. Our nonprofit serves as an incubator for seedling initiatives, such as our Mobile Markets, SNAP Share and Educational Programs. We feed their roots and give them time to grow into sustainable programs that nourish our neighborhoods.
Beautifying Our Backyard & Beyond
While our garden centers inspire and educate with workshops and plants, the nonprofit, Greensgrow helps beautify the city. Each year, plants from the Philadelphia Flower show are re-purposed on Earth Day; Greensgrow and Subaru join in organizing neighborhood planting and beautification to brighten up the streets and build community.
Eat Well, Eat Local
Food is a community effort and shared responsibility. Through our farm and initiatives like the SNAP Share program and Community Garden Days we encourage everyone to eat well and invest in the local, living food
economy. The face-to-face relationship we have with our community and transparency, builds community and helps ensure a safe, resilient