1. Wellspring Harvest breaks ground for greenhouse in Springfield (photos, video)

    Wellspring Harvest breaks ground for greenhouse in Springfield (photos, video)

    By fall, between five and nine currently unemployed people will be working in a new hydroponic greenhouse growing salad greens for major local institutions like Baystate Medical Center, the public schools and Big Y supermarket. That's the plan from Wellspring Harvest, which broke ground Thursday at the former Chapman Valve site at 121 Pinevale St. in Indian Orchard. "This will be a great place to go grow food. This will be a great place to grow people," said greenhouse manager and grower Stephen Hilyard.

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    1. This will be a great place to go grow food. This will be a great place to grow people.
    2. It's a very clean product. From the moment we plant a seed, its food.
    3. It will be a moneymaking operation.
    4. We are always looking for local sources of produce.
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