Preservation Magazine recently profiled the award-winning Fowler Clark Epstein Farm in their Winter 2019 issue. This innovative project from Historic Boston, Inc. involved many years of work from our Preservation Carpentry program and other dedicated nonprofits. A complete restoration of the property with three historic owners now holds new life as the new headquarters of the Urban Farming Institute.
The article reports:
"Five years [after the initial exploratory work began in 2013], thanks to a $3.8 million restoration project spearheaded by nonprofit Historic Boston Inc. (HBI), not only have the historic house and barn been saved, but rows of vegetables grow where once only weeds did. The Fowler Clark Epstein Farm, named for its three major owners over its 200-plus-year history, saw its first harvest in decades last summer. One of the oldest existing farms in Boston is once again in operation."
Learn more about the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm:
- Fowler Clark Epstein Farm Dedicated
- Seeds of the past grow into farm of the future, Boston Globe
- Exploratory Work at Fowler Clark Farm