Greener Partners' Mission
Healthier communities through food, farms and education.
Healthy eating is the key to a lifetime of good health, and healthy, delicious food is Greener Partners’ foundation. Our country is suffering from many forms of poor health, but we focus on access to healthy food for all people.
Food is also one of the foundations upon which families and communities are built. Enjoying delicious food is one of our oldest pleasures, and ultimately Greener Partners’ aim is to bring enjoyment of healthy food to people of all ages, so they may enjoy it their whole lives.
Healthy food grows on local farms, where agriculture is practiced in sustainable ways. Our three regional farm hubs in Philadelphia, Wynnewood and Collegeville create a true sense of place for our programs and produce thousands of pounds of organically grown fresh fruits and vegetables for the public, for food pantries and for our education programs.
Our farms are also training grounds for the next generation of farmers, young people who are motivated by environmental ideals as well as the elemental challenge of growing healthy food for their community.
We bring our practices of healthy food and farming to life through hands-on experiential education at our farms or with the Farm Explorer program. Greener Partners’ innovative Farm Explorer trucks bring mobile farm classrooms to urban areas to teach science, gardening and cooking in a way that ignites the joy of healthy eating. Thousands of children each year enjoy these programs throughout Philadelphia.
Board of Directors
Scott Jones, Esq.
Michael Tierney, Esq.
Erik Williams, Esq.