Scrappy Episode 5: Greensgrow

Even as a young schoolgirl, Mary Seton Corboy took her dissent from the norm rather seriously. In class, she would lead rebellions from atop her desk and build consensus in the way that only true leaders do. She would eventually turn that tenacity to a new mission for change in a place that was desperate for something different. She bought a remediated brownfield – a former factory site, in one of the most socioeconomically depressed parts of Philadelphia, and turn it into an urban oasis. A place she once dubbed “the idea farm” would go on to grow not just lettuce and tomatoes, but actually breathe new life, and new ideas of what’s possible, into the neighborhood and far beyond.

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Scrappy Episode 5 - Greensgrow Farm

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In each episode, Chris Straigis sits down to talk with a different unsung hero. From small-business owners to community leaders, he takes a deep dive into the mission surrounding their work and learns how they solve problems, recover from failure, and find success through it all. Subscribe to follow the journey.