US (MA): Opening held for urban farm in Readville

The We Grow Microgreens urban farm opened its doors officially on October 30th. It's situated in the city of Boston, in order to source local people with microgreens, edible flowers, vegetables, herbs and seedlings.

​We Grow Microgreens, LLC, by urban growers Lisa Evans and Tim Smith specializes in growing highly nutritious microgreens and edible flowers using organic and sustainable growing practices.

Last year We Grow Microgreens, LLC was conveyed a piece of land by the City of Boston to expand their urban farm in the Readville/Hyde Park a section of the City. This followed several years of approaching the City of Boston with their intentions to build a greenhouse  to provide consumers an opportunity to eat locally grown food, which is more nutrient dense and has a lower impact on the environment.

Now the 35,000-square-foot urban farm is realised and opened officially. Lisa and Tim cut the ribbon for their new Gakon greenhouse and their Community Preservation Act path with Boston Mayor Walsh and Councilor McCarthy and Commissioner LeBeaux.  

The greenhouse is equipped with two 3500 gallon rain water collection tanks and Soliculture solar panels. Also LEDs will help the plants grow. The expansion was funded partly by the government and partly by a fundraiser.

Watch the video of the opening below.

 

For more information:
Gakon Horticultural Projects
(+31)174 225 700 
info@gakon.nl 
www.gakon.nl 


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