PODCAST | Urban Farming During COVID

Posted on Oct 23 2020 - 6:00am by UOG

Patricia Spence stands in Clark Farm, one of the earliest intact examples of agricultural property in an urban space in Massachusetts. (Photo: Courtesy of Bruce Gellerman, WBUR)

Podcast – Boston, Massachusetts is home to the United States’ oldest, continually-operated Victory Garden, made up of some 500 small plots dating back to World War Two. Today, urban farms throughout the city provide much-needed nourishment for the city’s residents, but the COVID-19 crisis changed the way these small farms operate. WBUR’s Bruce Gellerman reports.

During World Wars One and Two the US government encouraged people to plant victory gardens to grow their own food as a way to support the war effort.
The nation’s oldest continually operating Victory Garden is in Boston and across the city, modern urban farms carry on the tradition of growing hyper-local food for residents.
The farms were growing in size and scale but had to adjust operations when the Covid19 pandemic hit. WBUR reporter Bruce Gellerman has the story.

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST | Air Date: Week of October 16, 2020

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