Worker-Owned Greenhouse in Western MA

Wellspring Greenhouses_Graphics2The Wellspring Cooperative Corporation (WCC) is proud to announce that their second Springfield-based worker co-operative, the Wellspring Harvest Greenhouse, has launched a Direct Public Offering (DPO) to community members in Massachusetts. LEAF has made an investment in the DPO, which has a total goal of $400,000.

The DPO fundraising will help Wellspring with the start-up costs of constructing their half-acre, soil-less greenhouse in the Indian Orchard neighborhood. The greenhouse will have four worker-owners and grow to ten within three years. Wellspring Harvest will be an environmentally-friendly source of fresh produce for local institutions and grocery stores; the chemical-free greenhouse uses only 10% of the water and 15% of the nutrients as traditional soil greenhouses. Click here to see a great video about the DPO, and if you’re lucky enough to live in MA, consider investing.