Event Date: Apr 28, 2019 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Join us April 28th at 11:30am for OPENING DAY!
The Hurley St. Neighborhood Farm at 213 Hurley Street serves as a prototype for future "communal gardens" in Cambridge. With the help of local volunteers, Green Cambridge took over a large East Cambridge space on Hurley St. and converted it into a neighborhood farm. The farm departs from the conventional community garden in both its mission and its location. Unlike the typical community garden consisting of various privately-run plots, the neighborhood farm is collectively staffed by local volunteers of all backgrounds.
A core staff of volunteers help in the construction, planting, continual maintenance, and harvesting, with individual volunteer groups engaging at intermittent dates. The farm's location on a private backyard aims to create community resiliency amongst neighbors and take advantage of underutilized growing space.
Employing Permaculture design principles, the farm's socio-environmental goals focus on being "regenerative:" producing maximal nutrient-dense food, improving soil and ecosystem health for future growing, and serving as a gathering space for the community to celebrate food. The produce grown will benefit the landowners, volunteers, and Cambridge-centered food security organizations. This way, those who help can appreciate the direct results of the work they've contributed, hopefully sparking new passions for community gardening.
213 Hurley Street, Cambridge MA 02139
Contact Link: Event webpage
Contact Person: Steven
Contact E-Mail: [email protected]
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