Mission

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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.

By enabling urban farming through farm creation, farmer training, public education and policy change, UFI brings people in urban neighborhoods closer to food production.

2016-apprenticesCelebrating Another Year of Training Future Farmers, Food Educators, and Sustainable Universe Makers!

The Urban Farming Institute, and our training partner, the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, honored our 2016 Farming Training Program Apprentices. Each of these extraordinary individuals have learned, built relationships and can share their knowledge and continue to pursue their individual dreams.

Some of these extraordinary individuals were selected from over 30 students who attended UFI’s Farm Training Class to become apprentices from June-October.  Others like Siedric, Joe, and Ronald, took UFI on a 2nd time to complete our 2 year apprenticeship program would they would work to gain mastery in more focused areas of urban farming (i.e. sales, production, etc.), and continue to work on their business idea.

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Applications for our upcoming 2017 Class will be fast approaching. The class is aimed to develop knowledge and the necessary competency to manage a successful urban farm and positively impact a healthier more sustainable food system and environment. Hurray for farmers of the present!


The Urban Farming Institute Team: THE RIDE FOR FOOD

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Thank you to this dedicated team of riders who took part in The Ride for Food to support the Urban Farming Institute of Boston. The team, along with many others to support great efforts, journeyed through Metro Boston to raise funds for food security and hunger relief.