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It was announced several weeks ago that the owners of the 161-acre Suffolk Downs had reached an as-yet undisclosed agreement with Boston developer HYM Investment Group for new development.  After several years of speculation – and 87 years of horseracing and entertainment -- this Boston...

Barbara Knecht, R.A., is the Urban Farming Institute’s Project Leader for Farm Site development.  She has worked in, on and for cities for more than thirty years. Her work has included development projects in the public and private sector as well as research, publications, education...

We thought it was time to give a quick update on what’s happening at Fowler Clark Epstein Farm, where the barn repairs have begun.  The exciting news is that the rolling barn door is in better shape than we thought it might be, and it’s...

Abigail Norman is the Director of the Eliot School in Jamaica Plain. In her first guest blog with HBI, Abigail traces the history of the Eliot School, which was founded in 1676 and recently celebrated its 340th anniversary. Tucked between Jamaica Pond and JP’s business district...

Image featured above depicts rendering of the demonstration kitchen on the first floor of the barn at the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm. Rendering commissioned by Perkins+Will. Rehabilitation of the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm has begun with envelope and structural repairs to the 1860s carriage barn.  While...