Somerville's first urban farm grows healthy and affordable produce for low-income families in the community. South Street Farm was designed and built by Groundwork Somerville's youth jobs training and employment program; since 2011, Groundwork Somerville and community volunteers have transformed two barren, paved parking lots into an abundant food forest. Features include a solar-powered rain-harvesting system, repurposed curbstones as growing fields, cider press, composting, honey bees, and pollinator hotels.
Planting, painting, cleaning, and greening activities will be offered as well as tours and stories. In addition, informative tours of the two farm lots will tell people about the site's history, development and role in the community.
South Street Farm by Groundwork Somerville
Designer: Groundwork Somerville's Green Team (with Kristin DelViscio, Jess Bloomer, Clay Larsen, and Josh Briggs)