GrowBoston is the City of Boston's new Office of Urban Agriculture.
GrowBoston's goal is to increase food production and support local food producers in Boston, including gardeners, farmers, beekeepers, and more.
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12 Channel Street
9th FloorBoston, MA 02210
HOURSWeekdays, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Through the new Outreach and Community-Building Grant, GrowBoston is offering grants of up to $5,000 per event for registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to support outreach and community-building events related to urban agriculture. A total of $50,000 is available. Organizations may apply for funds for more than one event, however, the maximum grant amount for a single organization will be $9,999. These events must be open to the public and focused on engaging Boston residents in gardening, farming, food forest stewardship, beekeeping, henkeeping, consumption of locally-produced food, or other aspects of urban food production. Applications will be reviewed and grants processed on a rolling first-come first-serve basis. The final deadline for this application will be June 2, 2023, at 4 p.m.
Through the new Garden Supplies Grant, GrowBoston is offering grants for up to $1,000 dollars per garden (maximum $9,999 per organization) to Boston community gardens and food forests to purchase tools, equipment, seeds, seedlings, compost, and other garden supplies for communal use. Recipients must be a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit or a community-based organization partnering with a fiscal sponsor that is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The purpose of this grant program is to invest in Boston’s community gardens and food forests and assist residents to grow their own food. Applications will be reviewed and grants processed on a rolling first-come first-serve basis. The final deadline for this application will be June 2, 2023, at 4 p.m.
We developed a list of local and national organizations that have educational programs and resources for farmers seeking professional development, business management, or workforce development assistance.
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About Our Office
GrowBoston builds on the long-term work of the Mayor’s Office of Housing (MOH). MOH, through the Grassroots Program, has been supporting the development of. community gardens, urban farms, food forests, and other open spaces through land disposition and capital funding for more than 25 years.
GrowBoston will be working to increase community gardens, urban farms, and other food-growing spaces throughout Boston. We will support the implementation of innovative food production strategies, such as rooftop growing, vertical growing, and hydroponics.
We provide technical help to prospective and existing gardens and farms. Our team develops educational and other food production resources for gardeners, farmers, and residents. We partner with sister agencies to leverage public facilities to increase food production. We also coordinate with other City departments to make food production more accessible in Boston.