Wellspring Cooperative Greenhouse celebrates its first harvest, thanks to health systems embracing the anchor mission
Wellspring Cooperative Greenhouse in Springfield, Massachussetts planted its first crop in 2018, in a 15,000-square foot facility designed to create employee-owned jobs for nearby low-income community residents—the third cooperative in a growing network. The project's launch was made possible by purchasing commitments from Healthcare Anchor Network members Baystate Health and Trinity Health. (The latter system also helped Wellspring raise the capital it needed to launch by a place-based investment with a local CDFI.)
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