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

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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.