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Posts By Danny Jensen

City Growers Brings Fresh, Sustainable Produce To Boston’s Low Income Neighborhoods and Beyond

December 22, 2011 |

Boston may have long carried the nickname “Beantown”, but the urban agricultural trailblazers behind City Growers are moving beyond the bean to bring a diverse array of sustainable and locally grown produce to the city. As a for-profit enterprise, City Growers aims to transform neglected lots around the Boston area into thriving urban farms that provide immediate access to healthy food as well as economic vitality to low-income residents. In just a few short years since the City Growers launched, their small-scale agricultural model is already proving to be a successful effort with potential to expand throughout the Boston area. According to co-founder Glynn Lloyd:

“It’s important for us to start rethinking more localized production and more regional production where we know our farms, we know where our food comes from and it’s more sustainable. And from an environmental impact we’re less reliant on chemical inputs.” Read More