Dear BRA & Harvard - How about urban farms on vacant property in Allston?

Imagine mini-Allandale Farms across Dorchester and Mattapan - Universal Hub

The BRA and the Department of Neighborhood Development hold a meeting next week on a proposal to turn vacant lots owned by the city (in Dorchester) into urban farms to help increase the amount of "affordable, healthy food" available in the neighborhoods.

3 comments:

  1. Wasn't this idea bandied about two years ago? I seem to recall some talk here and in the Globe about a proposal for a Harvard-owned farm in Allston, but it never came to fruition (pun intended).

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  2. Yes, people at Harvard has proposed this in the past and it was parodied by Alex Beam in the Boston Globe

    http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/articles/2008/10/31/old_mcharvard_had_a_farm/

    http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2007/5/1/farm-is-newest-allston-notion-a/

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  3. The abandoned/never occupied science lab building on Lincoln St. in Brighton has a fabulous growing space! Would just need some fresh topsoil and TLC. Encourage community gardening.
    It could look fabulous, improve morale and actually feed people.

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