Boston’s increasing reputation as a sanctuary for healthy options, organic farming, and urban agricultural projects is thanks to its health-conscious initiative towards a greener culture. This city in Massachusetts is known chiefly for its long winters and crowded streets, so it doesn’t stand as the most sustainable place for such a practice.
In fact, it’s not the first place that springs to mind for moderate year-round weather and cheap property, much more so for organic urban farming culture.
With almost every school and institution on board with the initiative, the city is becoming a hub for entrepreneurs in challenging and changing sectors ranging from woodworking and handicrafts to advocacies and fundraising campaigns. Boston continues to show a strong entrepreneurial drive and environmental stewardship.
Progressive laws like Article 89 have made it a national center for urban farming and agriculture. In this pursuit, companies like Urban Garden Boston emerged as one of the leaders.
Organic Farming in Schools
Urban Garden Boston is not one of the pioneers of the initiative, but because the communities of Boston are starting to grow and sell fresh fruits and vegetables in their own gardens, the company took it to the streets.
Alongside many non-profit groups seeking to build a more sustainable community using urban gardening, the made their first move by educating the public with the immense need for a greener world.
After seeing the immense need for children to understand where their food comes from, the executive director of Urban Garden Boston works with the educators of various schools and academic institutions, to integrate organic farming into the curriculum.
That said, more than 10 Boston public schools currently have Urban Garden Boston gardens, and over a hundred teachers are involved in their established fresh food program.
The growth of Boston’s urban farming and organic gardening movement has increased low-income people’s access to healthier, fresher, and locally produced food.
In the near future, if the community efforts continue with the advocacies of non-profit organizations and organic farming companies like Urban Garden Boston, we can look forward to a greener and more sustainable Boston, and a better Massachusetts as a whole.