• Rich Barlow

    Senior Writer

    Rich Barlow

    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

  • Cydney Scott

    Photojournalist

    cydney scott

    Cydney Scott has been a professional photographer since graduating from the Ohio University VisCom program in 1998. She spent 10 years shooting for newspapers, first in upstate New York, then Palm Beach County, Fla., before moving back to her home city of Boston and joining BU Photography. Profile

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There are 13 comments on A Farm in the Sky

  1. Food, real food. We can figure out how to replicate the gardens and distribute food for prevention of poor health! This is the medicine we need to be funding and marketing. Way to go!

    1. Signing up to volunteer on the farm is run through BMC volunteer services. We are winding down on the farm for the season and only have 2 more opportunities to volunteer(see volunteer services for dates) but please check back in next Spring as we will be hosting weekly volunteer opportunities.

  2. This is terrific! Where else can BU put rooftop gardens, I wonder? Could the CRC get in on this and contribute, as well? Keep up the great work!

    1. Signing up to volunteer on the farm is run through BMC volunteer services. We are winding down on the farm for the season and only have 2 more opportunities to volunteer(see volunteer services for dates) but please check back in next Spring as we will be hosting weekly volunteer opportunities

  3. Do you need volunteers from among the staff/faculty/alumni/students for the current site or for a CRC site? Would BU consider gardening in an urban environment as part of a wellness or life long learning series for the BU Community? I’m gardening in an apartment, and although creatively satisfying, I feel I need more education to be effective.

    1. Signing up to volunteer on the farm is run through BMC volunteer services. We are winding down on the farm for the season and only have 2 more opportunities to volunteer(see volunteer services for dates) but please check back in next Spring as we will be hosting weekly volunteer opportunities.

  4. What a great initiative by BMC and the students involved!! Way to go! I would love to volunteer. Is there a sign up process? It feels so good just to read this article; I am sure its more rewarding for the people who are involved in the set up/maintenance to see the yield of farm put in to use on a daily basis.

  5. Signing up to volunteer on the farm is run through BMC volunteer services. We are winding down on the farm for the season and only have 2 more opportunities to volunteer(see volunteer services for dates) but please check back in next Spring as we will be hosting weekly volunteer opportunities.

  6. Not to take away from the wonderful job the roof-top farming at BMC has done, but there is a great non-profit called the Boston Area Gleaners that needs volunteers to pick and pack excess fruits and vegetables from local farms to help reduce food waste and to provide fresh produce to local area food banks such as the Boston Food Bank. Consider signing up on their website to receive emails on upcoming gleaming trips. It’s a wonderful way to spend a morning or afternoon soaking in the sun in a field.

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