Welcome to the blog for the UMass Lowell & Mill City Grows Farm Share Program!
UMass Lowell is committed to climate neutrality as an institution and is a leader in sustainable education, research and innovation. Sustainability is a core commitment in the University’s comprehensive strategy to manage growth and respond to societal needs. As a result, UMass Lowell has seen a dramatic transformation that has generated impressive results and woven sustainability into every aspect of campus life.
Mill City Grows is a non-profit organization that fosters food justice by improving physical health, economic independence, and environmental sustainability in Lowell through increased access to land, locally-grown food and education.
Together we have formed the UMass Lowell & Mill City Grows Farm Share Program. Our program aims to provide the UMass Lowell community with locally-grown, farm-fresh produce that promotes sustainable urban agriculture food systems and ensures community benefit. As a result, the UMass Lowell community will have the opportunity to receive a variety of organically-grown produce weekly that is packed with vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants, and fiber while supporting urban food systems.
By combining our expertise, it qualifies our on campus Urban Agriculture site to be designated as a working farm and allows us to start over 40,000 seedlings in the campus greenhouse per year. Our partnership not only provides food for not only the Farm Share, but also to the community of Lowell.
Here we will be posting healthy recipes that use the produce members receive in their bins, photos of events throughout the season, weekly veg posts, farm updates, and more!
Learn more on the UMass Lowell Office of Sustainability Website.