First Friday: Unpaving Paradise

Greensgrow Farms

Greens can grow year-round in the high-tunnel system at Greensgrow’s urban farm.

Date: March 7, 2014
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Event Type: Open to the Public
Fee: Free
RSVP Online: No Registration Required

Are cities still “concrete jungles”? This concept is being reconsidered in 21st-century America. Community gardens and urban farms have played a critical role in the sustainability movement, bolstering “foodie” culture and anchoring local food hubs. 

Join Mary Seton Corboy, head farmer at Philadelphia’s Greensgrow Farms, to explore how this nationally recognized urban farm helps fulfill William Penn’s vision of Philadelphia as a “greene countrie towne.”

Greensgrow is an urban farm located in north Philadelphia and open to the public year-round. It is home to an expansive community-supported agriculture program, community kitchen, and mobile markets that bring top-quality produce to underserved areas. With all its programs Greensgrow strives to be a model for creating livable, sustainable, connected communities.

Presentations at 5:30 and 6:45 p.m.

About the Sensing Change exhibit

This event is presented in conjunction with CHF’s Sensing Change exhibit, which invites us to explore and respond both to daily shifts in our environment and to long-term climate change. The exhibit features the work of Vaughn BellDiane BurkoRoderick CooverKatie HoltenStacy LevyEve MosherFernanda Viégas, and Martin Wattenberg, and is on display in CHF’s Clifford C. Hach Gallery through May 2, 2014.

About First Fridays

CHF joins over 40 Old City museums, galleries, and shops in opening its doors from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for First Friday. Learn more about First Fridays in Philadelphia’s Old City Arts District.

First Fridays at CHF are always free and open to the public; no registration required. For more information about our First Friday programs, call 215.873.8258 or e-mail


First Fridays at CHF are made possible with generous support from BNY Mellon Wealth Management and DuPont.

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Sensing Change

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