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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.

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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EDUCATING

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

RESTORING

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.

The Urban Farming Institute was nominated for a chance to win the Boston Volvo Village's 60th Anniversary charity giveaway contest!

With YOUR VOTE, we have a chance to be selected along with several other organizations to win some funding love support..

Volvo Charity Giveaway
2017 Urban Farming Institute Conference

Slow Money Presents, "The Future of Farming" Featuring Glen 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." Glen Lloyd, UFI Board of Directors

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE

Cummings Foundation Award! 

Thank you for selecting us among the 100 great organizations that we're awarded #100Kfor100 from the Cummings Foundation! Congrats to the other 99!

For more information about the work at the Cummings Foundation and details on all the grantees, click the photo!

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Thank You for Supporting our FarmFam team in getting to Atlanta to attend the Urban Farmers and Growers Conference.

The conference was amazing! 

SAVE THE DATE ...

6th Annual Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference

Friday and Saturday, March 16 & 17, 2018

Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA

Tickets available! GET YOUR TICKET HERE!

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

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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 right here in Boston in our Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan neighborhoods by new and in training farmer's who live in and love this city.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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!

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Urban Farming Institute of Boston
34 Linwood St
Boston, Massachusetts
Tel: (617) 989-9920
Fax: (617) 989-9948

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