Who Are We? Intergenerational. Diverse. Talented. Passionate. Energized And Visionary.
We've Built 3 Award Winning Ag-Labs in 3 Years to Increase Inclusive Economic Competitiveness
JENKINTOWN, MONTGOMERY COUNTY: In 2020 the PA Department of Agriculture awarded Think and Grow a competitive Urban Ag Grant we used to recycle 4,000 sf of vacant space into an innovation lab in the historic 610 Old York Road complex. Controlling the HVAC was virtually impossible, but we did successfully test hydroponic strawberries, geo-ag (gravel growing) and herbs!
N. PHILADELPHIA, PHILADELPHIA COUNTY: Since 2021 we’ve collaborated with Cheyney University, Thomas Jefferson University’s School of Design and Engineering, and the National Institute for Inclusive Competitiveness and won a $1.38 million EDA award to build the NextGen Prosperity thru Urban Leadership, Sustainability & Entrepreneurship [NPULSE] pilot in N. Philadelphia at Philadelphia Housing Authority’s Vaux Community Center.
CHESTER, DELAWARE COUNTY: In 2022 we moved our Jenkintown facility to Chester Upland School District, repurposing 3,000 sf into a GREEN Ag-Lab for CTE students, funded by the Exelon Foundation. The lab hosts equipment for biology research, food processing, a 3D printing makerspace and a 2,000-plant hydroponic system for plant starts to sell. What’s made in Chester makes Chester… Go Clippers!