New Greenhouse Coming To East Boston

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – The city has approved of farm in East Boston to add a greenhouse to its property.

Eastie Farm describes itself as a grassroots operation that is “dedicated to pursuing climate justice, improving food access and fostering community resilience” through education. The 1,500-square foot greenhouse will allow the farm to be operational year-round.

“We’re going to have all year programming for the schools that we partner with so kids can come out and be in the garden and enjoy working with the soil,” said President Kannan Thiruvengadam. “This is for us to connect with food, connect with land [and] connect with other people.”

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The organization provides other programs including their composting, Junior Farmers and Climate NATURE programs. The new greenhouse will be heated by a well system that draws heat from the earth, so it does not require the use of fossil fuels.

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