|Nightingale Garden in Dorchester opened in August, and is Boston’s
largest community garden.
As a localvore, it’s important to note that the most locally sourced foods are the ones consumers grow themselves. Of course, in a metropolitan city, it’s not as simple as clearing a plot in the backyard. And while indoor plants are relatively successful (I’m a firm advocate of the indoor herb garden), Boston has a vast market of outdoor gardening plots and community gardens.
“Community gardens are the easiest way to access fresh locally grown food and they help promote a healthy and active lifestyle,” said Tikku in an email. “In many cases, they are vital to supporting family food budgets. They also help build civic engagement amongst residents of all income levels and backgrounds and help build stronger communities.”