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Reflections from a Seed Crew Summer


This summer I worked in The Food Projects Seed Crew. It was a great learning experience and it opened my eyes to world issues that I had never considered before. Over the course of the 6 weeks, youth worked together to harvest crops that go to local markets and hunger relief organizations. Our main goal is to create equal access to healthy foods because we realize that healthy food isn't always an option for everyone. Many cities have ‘food deserts’ where it is nearly impossible to find fresh produce. This is one reason why I particularly enjoyed the urban farm in Dorchester.

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Vote for the leadership of the Dudley Greenhouse


Vote for the leadership of the Dudley Greenhouse! Read about the candidates, and stop by the Greenhouse to cast your vote: 11 Brook Ave in Roxbury, Wednesdays 1-6 PM and Saturdays 9-1, through August 15. You must vote for a minimum of 5 candidates, and you may vote for up to 15 of the candidates. In order to be elected to the GAC, a candidate will need to receive votes from a majority of the total number of voters. 

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Dudley Greenhouse Seeks Project Proposals


The Food Project (TFP) and the Dudley Greenhouse Advisory Committee (DGHAC) invites proposals from organizations and individuals who want to work in partnership to create greenhouse projects. Projects should address causes of food inequities as well as celebrate the cultural, spiritual, and physical importance of food in the surrounding or neighboring community.

DEADLINE: Friday, August 17, 2018

Applicants will be notified whether their applications have been accepted by Friday, September 14th and projects will run between September 22th, 2018 and late August 2019.

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Dudley Greenhouse Advisory Committee Nominations Now Open


The Dudley Greenhouse is a special place: a 10,000-square-foot greenhouse in the Dudley neighborhood of Roxbury that serves as a year-round food production space and a resource hub for gardeners and residents of the community. The Dudley Greenhouse was built in 2004 by the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI), which leases it to The Food Project to oversee vegetable production and to partner with community members and organizations to run programming.

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You Raised $430,000 for Youth, Food, and Community at the Big Shindig


The Food Project kicked off its 27th growing season with the Big Shindig on Wednesday, April 25 at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts. This year, over 325 supporters came together to celebrate youth, food, and community at our annual fundraiser. Hosted by co-chairs, Michelle Dyer and Katie Ryan, and Presenting Sponsors Bank of America and Linda and Bill McQuillan, this was the most successful Big Shindig yet! The event raised over $430,000 to support youth leadership, diverse communities, and increased access to fresh, healthy, local, affordable food for all.

We felt honored to be surrounded by so many inspiring people dedicated to youth leaders, diverse communities, and sustainable local farms and food systems. We are overwhelmed by generosity and dedication of all of our supporters who make this vision a reality every day.

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Interested in Growing Seedlings for Gardening Projects? Dudley Greenhouse Invites Proposals

Seedlings - Dudley Greenhouse
Seedlings - Dudley Greenhouse
Dudley residents have incredible expertise and energy around food. Our neighbors have built so many creative mechanisms to access the great food they want in their community.” – Sutton Kiplinger, Greater Boston Regional Director, The Food Project

We are currently accepting applications from groups interested in growing seedlings at the Dudley Greenhouse for use in gardening projects. Application Deadline: January 13, 2016 – 5 p.m. Apply online now.

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It's Time to Fund the Massachusetts Food Trust! Take Action TODAY


On April 13th, The House Ways & Means Committee released its draft budget yesterday afternoon and it did not include funding for the Massachusetts Food Trust Program. That doesn’t mean we can’t get funding.  Representative Dan Donahue is filing an Amendment to include funding for the MA Food Trust in the budget, we need you to contact your Representative(s) and ask them to join Rep. Donahue in co-sponsoring this amendment.

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Interested in Growing Seedlings for Gardening Projects? Dudley Greenhouse Invites Proposals

Seedlings - Dudley Greenhouse
Seedlings - Dudley Greenhouse
Dudley residents have incredible expertise and energy around food. Our neighbors have built so many creative mechanisms to access the great food they want in their community.” – Sutton Kiplinger, Greater Boston Regional Director, The Food Project

We are currently accepting applications from groups interested in growing seedlings at the Dudley Greenhouse for use in gardening projects. Application Deadline: January 15, 2016 – 5 p.m. Apply now.

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