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 ~
UFI is creating a new paradigm by educating Massachusetts’ communities in urban farming..
Local land plots are prepared, mapped, and utilized for training and business purposes.
Residents of Boston neighborhoods are trained to become successful small plot urban farmers.
We educate community, city, and state stakeholders in support of appropriate policy changes regarding land use and urban farming practices.
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.
2018 Regional Conservation Coordinator Position Opening with The Urban Farming Institute of Boston!
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
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!
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~
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!