Eastie Farm Programs

We focus on FOOD (Produce for the People), FARMING (Living Lands), and EDUCATION (Student Stewards) with embedded community-centered climate solutions at every level of our work (education, infrastructure, etc.) 

Produce for the People: Alleviating food insecurity in the community and creating an equitable, sustainable, and healthy, local food system

  • Our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program has 400 subscriptions in its second year. It redirects local funds to local farms and reduces food miles/carbon emissions
  • We support over 100 families by providing affordable/free weekly CSA shares
  • Weekly free produce distribution in partnership with Gaining Ground, no sign-up required, no questions asked 
  • Destigmatize food aid by offering same boxes of good food to people from wide-ranging socioeconomic backgrounds 

Living Lands: Farming focused on growing community and regenerative agriculture 

  • Host weekly harvest parties during the growing season 
  • Help gardeners get started with our annual seedling sale (thousands sold annually) 
  • Demonstrate climate solutions at various scales – we operate a zero-emissions geothermal greenhouse in East Boston (first of its kind in New England), mitigate stormwater, increase soil health, offer urban composting, etc.
  • Demonstrate positive climate impact of local farming and local food consumption 
  • Invest in and make partnerships with local MA farms that use regenerative farming methods and are owned by BIPOC, minority, and socially disadvantaged community members
  • Learn more about our 7 sites throughout East Boston

Student Stewards: Educating farm visitors, community organizations, and Boston Public Schools students on holistic food systems, local food growing, climate change, and environmental stewardship

  • Junior Farmers Program – elementary summer program  
  • Climate NATURE – school-term elementary and middle school program 
  • Youth Climate Corps – earn-to-learn high school fellowship 
  • In-garden workshops (food growing, composting, stormwater management, food preservation, etc.)
  • Corporate team-building service days focused on bringing people together across difference through meaningful, hands-on projects and climate/food literacy workshops (email Jenny@eastiefarm.com for inquiries)

Climate mitigation, adaptation, and resiliency efforts

are embedded into all of our programs and projects, whether that be the geothermal, zero emission power source of our greenhouse, the rain water barrels that prevent corrosion of our neighbors homes and is redirected to be used to grow food, or the carbon emission reduction of our food program.

Learn more about our climate work here