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Posts By Noelle Swan

Boston-based Urban Agriculture Startup Hopes to Build Farm on Higher Ground

October 14, 2011 |

Courtney Bissonette and John Stoddard hope to bring a concrete wasteland to life.

Urban skylines around the world are dotted with vast expanses of concrete that absorb solar heat, raising the overall temperature of cities and increasing energy costs. More and more cities have started to turn to green roofs—patios and rooftops covered with gardens, trees, or sod—as a way to make wasted space productive, decrease air pollution, reduce energy costs, and bring nature back into the city.

Bissonette’s and Stoddard’s company, Higher Ground Farm, aims to be one of the first to bring this new trend to Boston with a 25,000-square-foot working farm.  Read More