On Saturday, November 18th, the Healthy Places GSD student group ventured out to Dorchester to visit the Urban Farming Institute of Boston (UFI). The organization has been turning empty lots into urban farms, which become part of a community land trust. UFI uses these green spaces celebrate Boston’s diverse food cultures, train farmers, educate others about the benefits of urban farming, and advocate for it on the state and local levels. Learn more about the Urban Farming Institute here.
We give a special thanks to Barbara Knecht, the Project Leader for Farm Site Development at the Institute and a former Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, for making this event possible.