News and updates


Welcome to The Pollinators   The Food Project is pleased to offer an enriching summer program tailored for 7th graders transitioning into 8th grade, offering a unique blend of community engagement and personal development. Our program is an immersive educational...

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Power to the YouthIntroducing: Power to the Youth Power to the Youth is a network of various organizations and partnerships in the Greater Boston and North Shore regions whose purpose is to build a youth-driven base of like-minded people who work towards healthier...

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First alum to chair TFP’s board

First alum to chair TFP’s board

First alum to chair TFP's board By The Food Project, October 2023. The Food Project is proud to welcome Emmanuel Encarnacion as our newly appointed Board Chair! Emmanuel's journey with TFP began over 18 years ago when he joined the organization as a youth seeking a...

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Carole Kasper Elected to Lead Trustees

At its Annual Meeting, held in September at the Dudley Greenhouse, The Food Project elected Carole Kasper to be the new Chair of its 21-member Board of Trustees.

Nearly $200,000 to benefit Lynn residents

In Lynn, where we have operated since 2005, we manage 1.5 acres of urban farmland and engage approximately sixty teens every year in our three-tiered youth development approach.

Community, Memory, and Peace in the Dudley Greenhouse

Talibah Kennedy and Peaches Jackson are two volunteers and community members of the Dudley Greenhouse. Read about what brought them to the growing space, and what keeps them coming back.

Alumni Corner: Ken Lopez

The Alumni Engagement Sector of our Fellowship program spoke with activist, therapist-in-training, and alumni Ken Lopez about their time at the organization along with current work and upcoming projects.

Announcing our Interim Executive Director, Jonathan Rosenthal

Jonathan joins The Food Project after spending his career dedicated to social change and food justice.

Seed Crew Clears the Way for Raised Garden Beds at Oasis on Ballou Farm

In July, The Food Project partnered with the Oasis on Ballou farm in Boston, an urban agriculture project led by farmer Apolo Cátala in the Codman Square neighborhood of Dorchester. Read on to learn more about this special collaboration. 

Alumni Corner: sibling stories

At least twenty sets of siblings are alums of The Food Project, here are a few of their stories.

Who is Jonathan Rosenthal, Interim Executive Director?

With decades of experience in the food industry, globally and locally, Jonathan finds TFP’s cross-generational racial justice model to be deeply inspiring. He looks forward to “bringing people together across identity and class through agriculture.”

Persevering during a drought

2022 was an extremely challenging growing season. Climate realities continue to threaten farms and farm workers through hotter and longer droughts…