South Boston Grows

At A Glance

Contact: 

Phoebe Flemming

Location: 

Boston, Ma, Massachusetts

Primary Issue Area:

  • Food

Active since:

2009

Grants Received In:

  • 2011
  • 2010

Tax Status:

501(c)(3)

Core volunteers:

50

Community Size:

29,456

Our Purpose

to engage community members who may be at risk for lack of food access in growing edible vegetable gardens and edible fruit trees.To engage community members who are interested in increasing tree cover in the South Boston Neighborhood that has one of the lowest tree covers in a nearby urban environment. To collaborate and join more the Southie Trees and the South Boston Grows group that has already been working together on environmental initiatives necessary for the community to survive to for the last five years.

Summary of Projects

South Boston Grows received a grant in 2011 for stipends to support the youth program and to to start up a new community garden at the West Broadway housing development in South Boston.

The group received a grant through the Boston Grants Initiative in 2010 to improve community greenspace and to increase knowledge of growing edible plants with the long term goal of increasing access and exposure to and intake of fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs in South Boston. SBG will educate youth and the community about growing and preparing (cooking, canning, etc) fresh food.