Do you know what hydroponics is? The Groundwork Somerville Green Team does!
The GWS Green Team hopped on their bikes and rode across the river to check out Corner Stalk Farm, a Freight Farm located in Newmarket Square, Boston. Freight Farm is a MA company that re-purposes shipping containers with all the hydroponic equipment necessary to grow crops. A farm in a box, really. The Green team met with Connie and Shawn Cooney, owners of Corner Stalk Farm, and learned about how exactly they get all those basil plants to flourish…without soil…one harvest after another after another. One Green Team youth remarked that it was very relaxing to be inside the farm, with the cool glow of the LED lighting and the hum of hydroponic agriculture….ahhh…the serenity of urban agriculture.
Some seriously cool things are happening when it comes to growing food in unconventional urban places. Do you know of others? Share here.