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.
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.
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 a sustainable farms. At ¼ of an acre or more, these plots provide a steady stream of produce.
The Ride for Food is back!
On September 2, 2017, twelve of the Urban Farming Institute's most committed supporters began their journey to support of UFI's work to grow healthier people and communities.
Wow. What an amazing day!
Beautiful weather. Beautiful riders. Thank you for a truly inspiring day.
Show your support for our riders and farmers by making a donation to the team!
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!
Glen Llyod, UFI Board of Directors
2 Weeks to raise our goal of $6000, Raised so far $2000. THE RACE IS ON ... UFI's FarmFam Going to Altanta, GA
Each year hundreds of people throughout the US and across the globe join together at the Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference. This amazing conference will be held November 10-12 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Here is how you can help: Donate today!, Spread the word! Come to our next event! November 5, 2017
Save the Date!
Friday and Saturday, March 16 & 17, 2018 @ Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA
Tickets available October 16, 2017 on Eventbrite.
Early bird special, $50.00, 4 weeks only!
For more information, contact Rose.Arruda@state.ma.us
FIND US AT A LOCAL FARMERS MARKET NEAR YOU!
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!