Urban gardens and indoor farms are springing up all around Boston, on everything from abandoned locations, empty lots, schoolyards, office rooftops to greenhouses. That said, here are four significant urban agriculture projects that affect the momentum of the Boston local food movement.
Bloombrick Urban Agriculture
In the center of Cambridge, there lies a farm that is enclosed. Even though they specialize in producing and selling still alive microgreens, wheatgrass, and other select products in hydroponic and soil systems, they have a far broader vision for the future.
Initially focusing on Boston, Bloombrick aims to assist communities in being completely sustainable, genuinely localized, and dynamically regenerative.
They aim to demonstrate that organic gardening and urban commercial farming are viable, necessary, and useful endeavors.
In collaboration with the public schools in Boston, this organization offers an organic farming activity integrated into the school program. This has been long incorporated into the curriculum, since this is the company’s main initiative.
At Cambridge, Massachusetts, CitySprouts operates and collaborates with the 12 leading public schools at the moment.
In addition, the group offers assistance and resources across the city of Boston. It is possible to access these services via other programs, namely the Classroom to Farm, Basic Food Education, and the Farming Intern Program.
Urban Garden Boston
This new company offers the services required to convert idle land into urban farms, whether residential, commercial, or institutional.
Using organic farming techniques, they convert yards, roofs, and empty lots into flourishing food sources.
Their projects include organic orchards, vegetable gardens, landscaped farms, and ecoscapes, which they then sell.
Higher Ground Farm
Higher Ground Farm produces herbs, leafy greens, and crops supplied to various local eateries. The farm is a total of 55,000 square feet in size.
Beginning in 2014, the farm has provided CSA or community-supported agriculture support.
They have also started selling their products at local farmers’ markets to improve community access to fresh, nutritious food while also contributing to the long-term viability of such a food system.
Furthermore, this is also the first rooftop farm in the city.