Eastie Farm’s zero emissions greenhouse officially opened on March 22, 2023. There was indeed a ribbon-cutting:
What was the ribbon? A raspberry vine wrapped in 100% fibre dyed in natural colors. The cutting led to 2 raspberry vines 🙂
Who cut the ribbon? Boston’s Green New Deal Mayor Michelle Wu.
Mayor Michelle Wu on this greenhouse (Thank you, Barbara Moran of WBUR):
Who else joined the party? State Senator Lydia Edwards, State Rep Adrian Madaro, City Councilor Gabriela Gigi Coletta, City Councilors at large Ruthzee Louijeune and Julia Mejia, Chief White-Hammond, Chief Dillon, Chief Millor, MDAR Commissioner Randle, Mass Urban Ag Program Coordinator Arruda, and many others.
What’s special about this greenhouse? It’s zero emissions: It’s heated and cooled by geothermal energy (3 wells 455 feet deep) and it gets 100% green electricity from City of Boston’s Community Choice Electricity. And, it’s in an Environmental Justice neighborhood.
Eastie Farm Director Kannan Thiruvengadam on the greenhouse: (Thank you, WBUR)
Come visit the greenhouse at 6 Chelsea Terrace. We’re open all day every day on weekdays. A special time to visit is the volunteer work party: 5:30-7:30 on Tuesdays.