Friday, October 2, 2015

Early Donors Step Up for Fowler Clark Epstein Urban Farm



HBI is honored to announce early financial support from the City of Boston and several area charitable foundations for transformation of the Fowler ClarkEpstein Farm in Mattapan  into an urban farming training and education center. 

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced a contribution from the City of Boston of $150,000  when he helped unveil new plans for the historic property on September 28th. “We’re going to deliver something great to you, but we will need your support,” Walsh told the crowd of more than 300 friends and supporters. 

Three additional foundations have also made very generous contributions to the costs of rehabilitating historic buildings and renewing the site’s landscape for urban farming.  They are


The 1772 Foundation                                                $50,000

The Cabot Family Charitable Trust                            $50,000

The EasternBank Charitable Foundation                    $10,000


The partnership of  Historic Boston Inc., Urban Farming Institute of Boston, The Trust for Public Land,and  North Bennet Street School, expects to begin construction on the $3.2 million project in the spring of 2016 after the partners conclude a campaign to raise $1.5 million for the project.   With these public and charitable contributions, commitments total $560,000 of the $1.5 million goal.


All donations – large and small – matter in this effort.  To support the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm’s rehabilitation, clickhere.


Thank you to our very generous friends and civic supporters!



1 comment:

  1. Always wonderful to see people dedicated to preserving the historic parts of our town. This sounds like an excellent initiative!

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