South Street Farm
*News from the Farm: The Somerville Redevelopment Authority agreed to lease a vacant lot adjacent to the current farm to Groundwork Somerville! We’ll be able to expand our growing space and build a vibrant community feature close to Union Square and the heart of the city.
The South Street Farm is Somerville’s first urban farm! Within the last 12 months, Groundwork Somerville’s Green Team and community volunteers have transformed a fallow paved parking lot on South Street into an abundant food forest! The bountiful harvest from last summer and fall was sold at the Union Square’s Farmer’s Market, donated to local food pantries, and used by the Green Team to feed volunteers and guests at Green Team events.
The South Street Farm is an important part of the movement towards sustainability and revitalization in Somerville. We’re glad that Green Team members are the stewards of this project and consequently placed at the forefront of the wider national urban agriculture movement! Here’s to transforming vacant lots into greener, healthier, productive and aesthetically pleasing urbanscapes!