About Us


Greensgrow engages our neighborhoods in cultivating social entrepreneurship, urban agriculture, and community greening.  We are a non-profit dedicated to promoting social entrepreneurship through the reuse of land once deemed useless. In the process we are reconnecting city dwellers with rural food producers and promoting the greening of Philadelphia’s homes and gardens. Together we are building a better, more progressive and sustainable Philadelphia.

We run two garden centers, educational programming, food access programs and other projects resulting in permanent jobs and sustainable income. A small, dedicated staff runs our multi-faceted organization.

Greensgrow Farms is our original farm location built on a site that was once a factory. Today visitors are greeted by three large high tunnel raised beds, green houses, a well stocked garden center and farmstand, our animal family, and a variety of community events and educational workshops.

Greensgrow West is a West Philly community hub built on a long abandoned site on Baltimore Avenue. The site features and features a tiny house with a reading library, a thriving garden center, greenhouse, mini-farmstand, chickens, and a variety of community-focused events and educational programming.

Our Values

Caring for the planet
We value waste reduction and reuse, employ organic farming principles, and support farmers who share our commitment to environmental stewardship.

Caring for people
We provide fair and supportive workplaces, are committed to the success of our customers, and carry products and services that improve quality of life.

Educating by doing
We lead by example and inspire others to achieve their own visions for healthy and verdant communities.

Staying local
We are dedicated to supporting regional farmers and producers within 150 miles of Philadelphia.

Welcoming everyone
We create spaces that are open for all to learn, share, grow, and nurture themselves, their families, and their neighborhoods.

Maintaining transparency
We are open and honest in our business practices, and committed to sharing our successes and failures for public benefit.

Being groundbreaking
We believe in pushing ourselves to lead cultivation of a healthier, greener city.