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OUR MISSION

The Urban Farming Institute of Boston’s mission is to develop and promote urban farming as a commercial sector that creates green collar jobs for residents; and to engage urban communities in building a healthier and more locally based food system.

We Don't Just Grow Food, We Grow People, Who Grow Community ...

We couldn't achieve our goal of training the next generation of farmers without you! Together, we can continue to create a vibrant local food economy. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution.

~ Patricia Spence, Executive Director ~

ABOUT US

UFI is creating a new paradigm by educating Massachusetts’ communities in urban farming..

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FARMING

Local land plots are prepared, mapped, and utilized for training and business purposes.

TRAINING

Residents of Boston neighborhoods are trained to become successful small plot urban farmers.

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EDUCATION

We educate community, city, and state stakeholders in support of appropriate policy changes regarding land use and urban farming practices.

RESTORING LAND

The land UFI acquires is reclaimed and made into sustainable farms. At ¼ of an acre or more, these plots provide a steady stream of produce.

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2018 Regional Conservation Coordinator Position Opening with The Urban Farming Institute of Boston!

Massachusetts Urban Farming Institute Fourth Annual Conference

6th Annual Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference

Friday, March 16th & Saturday, March 17th

Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA

Tickets available! GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

For more information, contact: Rose.Arruda@state.ma.us

2017 Urban Farming Institute Conference
Slow Money Presents, "The Future of Farming" Featuring Glynn Lloyd, Visionary, Entrepreneurs, and UFI Board of Directors

"Now, more than ever, I believe this is a bottom-up spiritual and cultural undertaking. The leaders in this movement play important roles as catalysts. This is where organizations such as the Urban Farming Institute (UFI)—with community credibility, farming knowledge, and social and political capital—can fully step in and start creating the new system." Glynn Lloyd, UFI Board of Directors. CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE!

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Thank you for continuing to invest in local causes like ours in the Greater Boston community. The Urban Farming Institute is excited about the work ahead and it would not be possible without your support! ~UFI Team~
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Thank you for supporting our FarmFam team in getting to Atlanta to attend the Black Farmers and Urban Growers Conference. It was amazing. Let the journey continue!

BECOME A FARMER

Learn the basics of small plot urban farming with the Urban Farming Program. Come together with other Boston locals and grow your community.

Sign up for our 2018 Farming Training Program!

"UFI has been a nurturing family that helped me think about food justice and sustainability in more ways than I could have envisioned. I immediately felt the closeness of the urban farming community and learned how to be mindful of the farm work in our hood. Most valuably, I deeply connected with the land and the plants to learn the essentials of abundance and gratitude." ~ Tu Phan, 2018 Graduate ~
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"A life changing experience of personal growth, knowledge and friendship. The wealth of knowledge and friendship has increased my personal power and sense of security. I feel that all humans on the planet can benefit from this kind of education."
." ~ Ceidric White, 2015 Graduate ~
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FIND US AT A LOCAL FARMERS MARKET NEAR YOU!

By shopping at our local farmers markets, you get the freshest and tastiest produce grown in our Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan neighborhoods by farmers who live in and love this city.
Urban Farming Institute of Boston
34 Linwood Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02119
Tel: (617) 989-9920
Fax: (617) 989-9948
Email: ufiboston@gmail.com

The Urban Farming Institute of Boston is a non-profit 501c(3) organization. © Urban Farming Institute of Boston. All rights reserved.