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Greensgrow

Workin’ It

GoMagazine by Laurel A. Fantauzzo, Melissa Levin, Kat Long, and Dulci Pitagora, September 5, 2008

I was literally looking for a good tomato,” says Mary Seton Corboy, former chef and co-founder of Philadelphia’s urban Greensgrow Farms. “I knew how far tomatoes were being shipped though it was growing season in the northeast, and I thought it was absurd.

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Fresh from the ‘Hood

Philadelphia Daily News by Robert Digiacomo, July 3, 2008

“Greensgrow Farm is a little bit country and a lot urban.”

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Where Industry Once Hummed, Urban Garden Finds Success

New York Times by Jon Hurdle, May 20, 2008

“Amid the tightly packed row houses of North Philadelphia, a pioneering urban farm is providing fresh local food for a community that often lacks it, and making money in the process. Greensgrow, a one-acre plot of raised beds and greenhouses on the site of a former steel-galvanizing factory, is turning a profit by selling its own vegetables and herbs as well as a range of produce from local growers, and by running a nursery selling plants and seedlings.”

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Green Thumbs in the City

ABC Action News by Robert Timms, July 19, 2007

“Tomatoes ripening on the vine. Squash plants in flower. Swiss chard in full leaf.”

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A Tomato Grows in Kensington

Philadelphia Magazine by April White, May 1, 2002

“Would you eat organic greens and herbs raised on a North Philly Superfund site? If you’ve been to Standard Tap or the White Dog lately, chances are you already have.”

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Asphalt Eden

Preservation by Charles Wilson, May 1, 2002

“Fruits and vegetables cultivated, sold and consumed in cities give a new meaning to urban growth.”

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Greensgrow Farm Grows Green in the City

Fishtown Star by Barbara Small and Carol Denker, April 3, 2002

“Did you know that there is a working farm occupying a whole city block at Gaul and Cumberland Streets?” It’s true, and Greensgrow Farm presents a rare opportunity for the surrounding communities.”

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Produce grown at former steel plant site

The Associated Press by Bipasha Ray, August 16, 2001

“An urban farming movement uses vacant lots to grow flowers, specialty vegetables and other crops.”

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