Beantown Farming: 10 Urban Agriculture Projects in Boston
From rooftops to abandoned lots, from school yards to greenhouses, gardens and farms are popping up all over Boston as urban agriculture and the local food movement continues to grow.
By Bonnie Averbuch
Feb 15, 2014
4. CitySprouts provides a school gardening program that is integrated into the Boston Public School’s curriculum. CitySprouts is currently operating in 12 public schools in Cambridge, MA. The organization also provides support and resources to public schools across Boston. These services are available through three different programs: Classroom to Garden, which supports teachers as they extend their lessons into the school gardens; Food Education through food-producing school gardens; and CitySprouts Summer Intern Program, which helps youth build connections with their local food system and the urban natural environment.
5. The Food Project uses sustainable agriculture to engage the youth in Massachusetts in social and personal change. Since 1991, The Food Project has provided youth with valuable experiences pertaining to our food system and food justice. They have farms across eastern Massachusetts, including several urban farms in Boston. The food produced on Boston farms supports the Dudley Town Common farmers’ market and several local hunger relief organizations.