Greensgrow Philadelphia Project
Mailing Address: 2503 East Firth Street
Farm Address: 2501 E. Cumberland Street
Greensgrow Farms is a nationally recognized leader in urban agriculture and one of the most effective advocates of the local food movement in the Northeast. Green roofs on composting toilets, washing machines stripped down to spin-dry lettuce, honey bees perched on top of a biodiesel shed, a neighborhood lawn replaced with an heirloom tomato garden, plants grown to measure lead uptake, Milkshake the pig, an abandoned house turned office space, an unused church kitchen turned small food business incubator, and a deck made from old pallets and water bottles. A laundry list of crazy ideas? Yes. And a day in the life of Greensgrow.