The eighth and final Boston Urban Ag Visioning Steering Committee & Public Meeting will be held at District Hall in the seaport on August 19, 2015. This event is free to all and all are encouraged to attend. RSVP is requested by 8/19/2015.
This meeting will be the culmination of progress and activities in the Urban Ag Visioning process since January 2015, and also the beginning of a new phase of urban ag collaboration and development for Boston. The agenda will include results of a second stakeholder engagement survey, presentation of the draft vision for final comment, and discussion of next steps.
Transportation & Directions
We strongly recommend the use of public transportation for all Urban Ag Visioning events.
MBTA: Silver Line "T" Courthouse Station
In December 2013, the City of Boston passed Article 89, a new addition to the city’s zoning code that allows for urban agriculture. Since this time, the support for urban agriculture in the city has been tremendous, but there has been limited collaboration between the multitude of public, private, and non-profit sectors on how to create a vision for its future in Boston.
In support of a Boston Urban Ag Visioning process, the City of Boston has received a $25,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP). The goal of this process will be to bring diverse organizations to the table to create a vision for Boston around food production and distribution, which will enable farmer livelihoods, provide multiple access points for food, and determine how to create food access for low-income constituents. Representatives from all aspects of urban growing in the city will be engaged, including community gardeners, traditional farmers, gleaners, edible forest developers, farmers’ market reps, traditional and rooftop farmers, as well as food production folks.
Holly Fowler of Northbound Ventures will facilitate and a Steering Committee has been selected to guide and to inform the process. The Steering Committee will meet the third Wednesday of each month from January to August 2015. All meetings are open to the public. The location of each meeting will vary. The existence of this group will allow every area of urban growing in Boston to have a role in determining this vision, and to collaborate as one entity to achieve this goal.
Please visit the Boston Urban Ag Visioning blog for more information.
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