August 19, 2015 Mattapan Neighbors Gather at the Fowler Clark Farm Cookout
Last week Historic Boston Inc., along with The Urban Farming Institute(UFI) and The Trust for Public Land (TPL) invited friends and neighbors of the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm to a community cookout and conversation in Mattapan. It was a gorgeous summer evening and an atmosphere of excitement and curiosity about the property paired with the familiar aroma of a summer barbecue wafting down Norfolk Street helped to draw a crowd of over 100 neighbors and friends.
|UFI Executive Director, Pat Spence and a neighbor of the Fowler Clark Farm
discussing ideas for the future of the site
Earlier this summer Historic Boston announced its plans to acquire the 1786 Fowler Clark Farm, a designated Boston landmark in Mattapan. Together HBI, UFI and TPL hosted this cookout to provide a space for members of the Mattapan community to gather and discuss the farm’s future. As many of the long-time neighborhood residents trickled in, they shared their memories and stories of the Fowler Clark farm and their last tenants, the Epstein family.
Check out more pictures from the event on flickr!