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Worker Cooperative Greenhouse Planned For Brownfield Site

Wellspring Cooperative

       Plans are moving ahead to develop a worker cooperative commercial greenhouse in Springfield, Massachusetts.

       A site for it has been found, buyers lined up for the food that will be grown, and a direct public offering is being made to enlist investors for the project.  

               A public information session is taking in Springfield later today. 

       WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Fred Rose, Co-director of Wellspring Cooperative.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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