August 7, 2015 HBI Visits Newton Community Farm
Posted at 14:56h in Blog
Last week, HBI joined staff from the Urban Farming Institute to visit Newton Community Farm (NCF). Located on the historic Angino farmstead in Newton, MA, the city-owned site spans nearly 2 ? acres. Newton Community Farm is a nonprofit organization that strives to educate the community on sustainable agriculture and provide fresh, locally-grown produce through a CSA program and farm-stand. The tour helped inform planning of the Fowler-Clark-Epstein farmstead in Mattapan, recently acquired by HBI, which will be rehabilitated as a working urban farm site.
Built in the 1880s as a dairy barn, the historic barn was refurbished as programming space for NCF and houses a certified kitchen, staff offices and miscellaneous space available for community groups to rent.
|The certified kitchen inside the barn offers space for culinary classes and workshops.|
|In the basement of the barn, refrigeration space, washing stations and scales allow for produce to be stored and packaged easily and efficiently.|
|There are three greenhouses on site, which provide valuable space for seed propagation and extend the growing season and market sales into December.
Rebecca Gourlay is a summer intern at HBI and a rising junior at Boston College