Thursday, August 21, 2014
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If it's Greensgrow, it must be spring

Visited Mary Seton Corboy and her pals as they prepared to open Greensgrow West this coming Thursday. (Story same day in the Inquirer's Food section). It was freezing, or so it felt. (Little did we know the weather would get worse over the weekend.) Greensgrow in Kensington has been wildly successful, and Mary says the folks in West Philly kept asking her to expand there. She's at 49th and Baltimore, site of a club that burned down in December, 2012. Greensgrow West will be on that vacant lot for two years. After that, Mary hopes to establish a permanent presence somewhere in West Philly. So if you have an acre or so to spare, give a holler! This site won't be a farm, but it'll have pretty much everything the Kensington Greensgrow has - a CSA, farm market, pots, classes, and lots of plants, both edible and ornamental.

If it's Greensgrow, it must be spring

Visited Mary Seton Corboy and her pals as they prepared to open Greensgrow West this coming Thursday. (Story same day in the Inquirer's Food section). It was freezing, or so it felt. (Little did we know the weather would get worse over the weekend.) Greensgrow in Kensington has been wildly successful, and Mary says the folks in West Philly kept asking her to expand there. She's at 49th and Baltimore, site of a club that burned down in December, 2012. Greensgrow West will be on that vacant lot for two years. After that, Mary hopes to establish a permanent presence somewhere in West Philly. So if you have an acre or so to spare, give a holler! This site won't be a farm, but it'll have pretty much everything the Kensington Greensgrow has - a CSA, farm market, pots, classes, and lots of plants, both edible and ornamental.

Virginia A. Smith Inquirer Staff Writer
About this blog
Ginny Smith, a Philadelphia native, joined the Inquirer at 1985. After stints as both reporter and editor in the city and suburbs, she’s been happily writing – and learning - about gardening full time since 2006. She’s won two silver medals of achievement from the national Garden Writers Association and in 2011, Bartram’s Garden honored her with its Green Exemplar award for her stories about “the region’s deeply rooted horticultural history, cultural attractions and bountiful gardens.” She plays in her own – mostly - bountiful garden in East Falls. Reach Virginia A. at vsmith@phillynews.com .

Virginia A. Smith Inquirer Staff Writer
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