An article in SouthCoast Today features a great interview with Eva Sommaripa, who shares her excitement and pride of being the first farmer and woman in agriculture to be honored by the prestigious Alumnae Achievement Award. Way to go Eva!
Read the full article here.
Handprinter Dorrie Pizzella’s office, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, has awarded $200,000 in grants to fund urban farm pilot projects across the state. These grants represent one of the first state-funded urban farming initiatives, awarding funds to projects in Boston, Everett, Lawrence, Lowell, Somerville, Springfield and Worcester.
Grant recipients include the City of Somerville, to build a raised bed and greenhouse structure at South Street Farm; the City of Everett, to launch a rezoning initiative for urban agriculture; the Food Project, to conduct a cost analysis of their urban and suburban farms in collaboration with the Dudley Street Neighborhood initiative, and many more!
Visit the EEA website for a full list of grant recipients, and details about this exciting grant program.