Wellspring greenhouse

WAMC

The first worker-owned cooperative commercial greenhouse in Massachusetts marked a milestone today as freshly harvested lettuce was delivered to local stores.

WAMC

       The first worker cooperative commercial greenhouse in Massachusetts is about to begin production on what was once a badly contaminated industrial site in Springfield.

WAMC

Early next year, during the dead of winter, the first heads of fresh lettuce are expected to be harvested at a new greenhouse built on what was once dangerously polluted land in western Massachusetts.

WAMC

      Massachusetts loses an average of 42,000 jobs a year due to small business closings.

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.

Wellspring Cooperative

A plan to build a worker cooperative greenhouse in western Massachusetts has received a boost with the announcement of purchasing commitments from several large institutions.