Is Boston the next urban farming paradise?
Original story at the Guardian• 4 mentions • 5 months ago
the Guardian 5 months ago
For those seeking mild, year-round temperatures and affordable plots of land, Boston, with its long winters and dense population, isn’t the first city that comes to mind. But graduates of the city’s nearly 35 colleges and universities are contributing to the area’s growing reputation as a haven for startups challenging and transforming age-old industries, from furniture to political fundraising. The city’s strong entrepreneurial spirit, combined with progressive legislation like the passing of Article 89, has also turned Boston into one of the nation’s hubs for urban agriculture. The inspiration for Freight Farms, an urban farming business headquartered in South Boston,