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GrowBoston is the City of Boston's 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.

Our work 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.

We 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.

GrowBoston provides 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. 


Recent Updates

Recent Updates

GrowBoston is offering grants of up to $100,000 to build raised garden beds for Boston residents. The purpose of this grant is to expand food production by providing low-income and food-insecure residents with access to garden beds at or near their home. Organizations will propose a number of raised beds they have the capacity to build between August 2024 and October 2026. More information and the application can be found here.

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