A message from Executive Director J. Harrison, published in the Spring 2015 edition of Happenings. To read the full newsletter, click here.
In my first season at The Food Project in 2005, my job was to turn forty 12-foot-high piles of soil in Lynn into a farm.
The cold, early days of April were rough. High salt content in the soil made it tough for our early crops. Some second graders decided ripping up irrigation lines was a fun thing to do. A couple of high school students walking by yelled, "Hey man. What are you doing?" I yelled back, "Building a farm!" There was a long pause, laughter, and the response, "That won't work! You’re in the city." A growing sense of dread built in my chest. "What if this doesn't work?"