South Street Farm
*News from the Farm: Check out this beautifully-written ecoMass News article profiling our Farm, urban agriculture in Somerville, and the work of the Green Team!
The South Street Farm is Somerville’s first urban farm! Within the last 18 months, Groundwork Somerville’s Green Team and community volunteers have transformed a barren, paved parking lot on South Street into an abundant food forest. Harvested produce is sold at the Somerville Mobile Farmers’ Market, donated to local food pantries, and used by the Green Team for special events and healthy eating workshops.
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!
During the spring of 2012, the Somerville Redevelopment Authority agreed to lease a vacant lot adjacent to the current farm to Groundwork Somerville! Because of this we were able to expand our growing space and build a vibrant community feature close to Union Square and the heart of the city.