About Greensgrow

Greensgrow is a nonprofit educational urban farm with demonstration gardens that provides an essential connection to food and nature in an urban environment. We are dedicated to promoting social wellness through community green space. Greensgrow reconnects city dwellers with rural food producers and promotes the greening of our city's homes and gardens. Together we are building a better, more progressive and sustainable Philadelphia.

We run our organic market farming sites, two garden centers, youth & adult educational programming, food access programs and other projects with the goal of supporting a sustainable ecosystem for both the plants we grow and for our nonprofit. A small, dedicated staff runs our multi-faceted organization.

Greensgrow Farms was our first regenerative farming project, built in 1997 on a site that was once a factory. Today, visitors are greeted by three large high tunnel raised beds, a multi-bay greenhouse, a well stocked garden center and farmstand, our farm animal family, and a variety of community events and educational workshops.

Greensgrow West is a community hub built on a long abandoned site on Baltimore Avenue in West Philly. The site features a full-sized tiny house with a reading library, garden center, weekly farmstand, our 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.

 

 

SUPPORT US

Green spaces, thriving habitats and local food in the city are more important now than ever. Make a donation today to help us keep the farm's and garden centers' resources available to the community, especially during times of uncertainty. Go here to make a contribution online. You can mail check donations payable to Greensgrow: 2503 E Firth ST, Philadelphia PA 19125.

Greensgrow, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible.

 

You can also join our newsletter mailing lists for announcements on our programs/events, updates on the newest items at our garden centers, and for the latest discounts and growing tips. Sign up for newsletter updates here.

Follow us on social media for daily happenings on the Farm and regular Milkshake the Pig sightings!
Greensgrow Farms Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
Greensgrow West Instagram, Facebook

Learn more about our history, mission and vision here.