About PhillyHomegrown VisitPhilly.com
Homegrown Blog: What's New and Local

Greensgrow’s Mary Seton Corboy Honored By The PA Association For Sustainable Agriculture

Photo: R.Kennedy for GPTMC

We would like to extend our congratulations to Mary Seton Corboy, Founder and Chief Farm Hand at Greensgrow Farm, on the recent announcement that she will receive the coveted Sustainable Ag Leadership Award from the PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA). This is Pennsylvania’s highest honor in the sustainable farming sector.

“This award, bestowed upon Greensgrow as we begin our 15th year as an urban farm, is further indication that the farming community has come to recognize urban agriculture as an increasingly important part of the regional food system,” said Corboy. “This recognition is especially meaningful coming from PASA, an organization that has contributed so much to the success and sustainability of Pennsylvania’s farms.”

Corboy and fellow 2012 Award Winner Frankferd Farms Foods will accept their awards at PASA’s 21st annual Farming for the Future Conference, held February 1-4 in State College, PA. More than 2,000 farmers, chefs, students and business leaders from across the country are expected to attend.

We have long admired the work of Mary and her amazing team at Greensgrow, a nationally recognized leader in sustainable, small-scale urban farming. Greensgrow is a pillar of Philadelphia’s local food community and Mary has been a leader in urban farming and a driving force for change in our food system.

So, congratulations Mary! This award is well-deserved.

Also See

Local Food Blogs

Homegrown on uwishunu

Roundup: Our Top Picks For The Best Old-School Diners In Philadelphia

Uwishunu has caught a case of Oscar Fever. With all the buzz around Silver Linings Playbook and its eight oscar nominations this Sunday, we couldn’t help but get caught up in it all. We’ve rounded up our top picks for Oscar Viewing parties on Sunday; we’ve put together a Silver Linings-themed itinerary of Philadelphia; and […]

Teuscher Chocolates Of Switzerland Declared Best Chocolate In The World By National Geographic

Teuscher Chocolates, whose Philly outpost is one of only ten in the U.S., has been declared the Best Chocolate in the World by National Geographic who, just over a year ago, gave us some dessert love by naming Capogiro the #1 ice cream spot in the world. Dolf Teuscher founded his chocolate house 70 years […]

Greensgrow Farms To Host Its Annual Holiday Bazaar, December 8-9 And 15-16

There's a chill in the air, which means that the holidays are upon us. That, in turn, means that it's time to start thinking about decorating and gifting. If you're looking to go green — literally and figuratively — this holiday season, check out the annual Holiday Bazaar at Greensgrow Farms. The event runs two […]

Art In The Age Presents “Jerky And Jeans” With Norman Porter And Side Project Jerky Tonight, First Friday, November 2

If fashion design is up your alley, you won't want to miss this "tailor-made" event. Norman Porter, a local denim, canvas and leather company, will be demonstrating how to construct denim jeans at Art in the Age on Friday, November 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. Learn the fascinating process of denim and leather crafting […]