Eastie Farm is a grassroots effort in East Boston to have a community space for growing food and building community.
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Like someone who is leaving a party half-heartedly, winter is taking its time with a long good-bye. So we were lucky to have a nice warm day today to keep things moving at the farm: more cold-weather crop seeds in the ground, more organizing the space for easier access, protecting the young Persimmon and Asian Pear trees, sheet-mulching in spaces that were eroded, and planning, and chatting.
A cute little neighbor came by with his grandma to say Hello, and provided a report on his first visit to the barber shop. He is the same age as our young farm, and we can’ t believe he’s ready to go to day-care.
Seedlings are safely indoors, but it’s now time for some direct-seeding. It’s perfect weather for cold-weather crops. Let’s get started. Sign up to be a volunteer:
Your donation is Eastie Farm is tax-deductible. Please save your email receipt of the donation for your records.
Here are some examples of how your donation will be used:
- Promote community integration via food-gardening events
- Teach school children how food waste can be composted
- Teach school children cutting edge agricultural technology such as hydroponics and aquaponics