Subaru and Urban Greensgrow Farms in Philadelphia
A conventional farm seemed highly unlikely to spring from an industrial brownfield
Subaru has been a proud partner of Greensgrow Farms since 2001. Founded in 1997, by co-founder and Chief Farm Hand, Mary Seton Corboy, Greensgrow is an urban farm located in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA. It is dedicated to promoting social entrepreneurship through the reuse of land once deemed useless. The farm reconnects city dwellers with rural food producers and promotes the greening of Philadelphia’s homes and gardens.
Greensgrow Farm runs a successful Springtime Nursery, Farm Stand and CSA. Greensgrow, however, is more than just a farm. We serve the Philadelphia community by offering self guided tours of our operations, including lessons in composting, hydroponic growing, and raising bees. In 2007, we begin making biodiesel with waste oil from our favorite Philly restaurant and long time supporter of local foods, Standard Tap. Working with our friends at Wilson College’s Fulton Farm we are applying solar laminates to our new Farm Stand roof. Greensgrow is also the co-founder of the Farm Market Alliance, developing policies designed to strengthen our nearby rural farming communities while ensuring that the urban consumer has a voice in issues surrounding food choices and methods of production.