Recently, I spent time with the Bobby and Nataka Walker, the farmers at City Growers, a unique small business that works with community partners to secure vacant land in Boston and transform it into productive farmland. According to City Growers, the City of Boston has hundreds of acres of vacant land, creating a checkerboard of plots that could be reclaimed and turned into profitable small urban farms. Working with their partners, City Growers is slowly acquiring this available land, making it suitable for planting and then growing fruits and vegetables that can be sold to local restaurants and families. I absolutely love their vision of a city fed with produce grown within our city limits, planted and harvested by city residents and delivered on bicycles. I think City Growers is doing great work towards creating a food revolution in the City of Boston and I am so happy to be able to support their work.
I only spent about an hour at one of their plots in Dorchester before a major thunderstorm came and I decided to call it quits. But I’ll go back on another sunny day and have even more to show you about this group and the wonderful food they’re producing. In the meantime, please visit their website to learn more about them.