Healthier communities through food, farms, and education.
Increase and strengthen public access to fresh, seasonal and local food.
Educate people of all ages about the origins of their food and how to prepare and grow healthy food.
Inspire good health through good food.
Farm to School: All of our Farm Explorer staff are educators and farmers, connecting kids to local vegetables, herbs and fruits with their in-depth knowledge of botany, agriculture and the simple pleasures of preparing and eating the freshest food.
Farm to Hospital: Our newest collaboration with Lankenau Medical Center creates a new approach to preventive health care. We’re growing fresh food for patients in need, and we’re educating young people about the joys of healthy eating.
Farm to Community: In Philadelphia at Guild House Farm and in Norristown at Variety Farm, we distribute thousands of pounds of fresh food to those in need. In addition, in collaboration with Common Market, we host a Farm-to-Office workplace wellness program as well as a CSA. With a diverse range of projects throughout the Philadelphia region, we seek to make local food accessible by offering multiple ways of experiencing fresh, local food in our communities. We hope you’ll join us!
As Greener Partners’ Executive Director, Meg has been vital to guiding our growth from a single school garden project at Girard College to programs in over 100 schools that impact upwards of 10,000 youth annually.
A lifelong cook, Helen’s search for fresh food sparked her passion for farms, farmer’s markets and CSAs. Helen has a Masters in Education, coursework towards an MS in Holistic Nutrition and over 20 years of experience in non-profit education programs and food education.
With more than 15 years experience in organic agriculture, Amy's passion for farming began in college when she took a food crops class and instantly fell in love with the idea of growing food.
With over 20 years experience as a writer, journalist and communications professional, Laura Catalano brings strong media and communication skills to Greener Partners. Email Laura
Jennifer first joined Greener Partners at Hillside Farm near Media. She's reconnected with us as the lead farmer and educator at Lankenau Medical Center's groundbreaking Wellness Farm.
Since his time in the Peace Corps, Jon has led workshops on plants, herbs, soils, nutrition, and farm ecosystems. He helped to launch the Farm Explorer’s mobile program in 2013 and seeks to engage students in all stages of the food cycle.
Jenny‘s 6 years of organic farming developed her passion for sharing healthy and delicious food with students and their communities. She loves fanning sparks of excitement around growing and eating great food. Email Jenny.
Caitlin teaches Farm Explorer programming and also manages our Norristown food access program, distributing food to families in need at local schools. Email Caitlin.
Tumi first came to Greener Partners as a volunteer for the CSA and Farm Explorer Education programs. Those experiences increased her passion for projects that make healthy foods available to the community and for creating awareness of the benefits of growing, cooking and eating healthy.
Rachie comes to Greener Partners with extensive urban agriculture and farm education experience. She has spent the past three years farming and teaching across the Northeast.
Deirdre is the assistant farmer and educator at the Deaver Wellness Farm. Her background in urban farming and hands-on nutrition education have led her to Greener Partners to share her excitement for growing, preparing, and increasing access to fresh food.