Grow Your Benefits @ Greensgrow Farms
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The first 50 people to the event will receive complimentary Philly Food Bucks!
Greensgrow and the Food Trust invite you to learn about gardening on a budget and how SNAP benefits can get you started. Get all the information you need to start using your SNAP benefits to buy seed starts, plant your own garden, and harvest fresh produce from your backyard!
Find out about Greensgrow’s SNAP Share program and the Philly Food Bucks program that connect you to great affordable local produce in Philadelphia. Did you know we accept SNAP/EBT Access Card at our farmstand and that you can receive Philly Food Buck coupons for every $5.00 spent?
We’re having free gardening workshops and cooking demonstrations, tours of our gardens and big farmstand full of local produce and lots of seed, herbs and veggie starts to inspire you. Our staff experts will be on hand to answer questions and give you tips on the best plants to grow for your space.
Master Gardeners with Penn State Extension will be conducting FREE LEAD SOIL SCREENINGS! Concerned about the lead levels in your soil and what to do about it? Bring a sample of your soil to the event to get your lead levels tested for free and get advice on how to respond to respond to high lead levels. For more information on how to prepare a sample of your soil to have it tested, check out their flyer.
This event will be offered at Greensgrow West on May 18.
Times (Subject to Change):
12:15-12:45 and 2:00-2:30: Cooking demonstration, lead by Chef Hugo Campos, featuring a vegetable item that is available as a seed start and at the farmstand
1:00-1:30 and 3:00-3:30: Workshop on growing fruits and vegetables, and then tour the Greensgrow Farms hoophouses with Head Farmer, Deirdre