Hard as it may be to believe it, given the chilly weather this weekend (and the fact that another EIGHT INCHES of snow are expected on Monday), spring is just around the corner. Really! And one of Philly’s favorite urban farms, Greensgrow, is about to reopen for the season. This award-winning leader in eco-friendly living (composting toilets with green roofs; need we say more?) is located just minutes away from Center City in the Kensington neighborhood. It offers a wide variety of plants for sale at its nursery, all the gardening supplies you could need for your urban homestead, and a farmstand that sells a rich selection of local produce and dairy items.
There are animal denizens of Greensgrow, too: Blanche the cat, Milkshake the pig, chickens, turtles, and the notoriously feisty and enthusiastically friendly duck, Ping. In a nearby lot, Greensgrow also maintains beehives, from which they harvest honey that they sell in the fall.
And if it weren’t enough to be a local leader in the urban agriculture movement, the Greensgrow space is also available as a truly unique event venue. The space can accommodate any type of event under 100 guests, including smaller weddings, networking events, and private dinner parties. We love the spirit of creativity and innovation that they bring to event planning: “Our property is a working farm and nursery, which is an amazing indoor-outdoor natural backdrop, right here in the heart of Philadelphia. Because our property changes with the seasons, each event is treated as a custom creation.”
So if your ideal wedding could be described as intimate, rustic, down-to-earth, eco-friendly, and personal, this might be your space! (If you’re just looking for a fantastic jar of local honey or a new cactus for your favorite windowsill, well, that might be worth a trip too!) Check it out:Inquire today!