Small Scale, Big Impact

Glenway Street Farm, Boston. Photo credit: Urban Farming Institute

Boston urban farm innovator Glynn Lloyd helped turn vacant lots into commercial market gardens.

It started with a drive through his urban neighborhood.

While driving down Harold Street on the way to my cousin’s house, I noticed a vacant lot on my left and then, just a block down, I saw two large vacant lots on my right. At the end of Harold Street—right before Howland Street—stood a huge half-acre vacant lot. (…) Later that week, intrigued at the amount of vacant space, I walked the streets and tallied approximately 1.5 acres of land sitting vacant among the homes and apartment buildings.

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