Eat Local: Growing a sustainable food system in New England and your backyard

Common sage seedlings in germination trays in the greenhouse at the ReVision Urban Farm in Mattapan. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Common sage seedlings in germination trays in the greenhouse at the ReVision Urban Farm in Mattapan. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Time & Date

Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 6:30 pm

Both in-person and virtual tickets are available for this event. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Event Location

WBUR CitySpace 890 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215Open in Google Maps

Ticket Price



New England once grew local crops to meet demand. The global pandemic exposed the region’s need for more self-sufficiency, resilience and equitable access to food.

Join WBUR environmental correspondent Barbara Moran for a conversation exploring the importance of local food and understanding where your dinner comes from with Tamar Haspel, Washington Post columnist and author of “To Boldly Grow: Finding Joy, Adventure, and Dinner in Your Own Backyard,” Tamika R. Francis, founder, chief chef (and bottle washer) at Food & Folklore and Joy Gary, executive director of Boston Farms Community Land Trust.

You will also learn practical skills you can take home, in a gardening demonstration led by Quontay Turner, owner of Emerald City Plant Shop. Plus, in-person attendees can purchase goodies from our specially curated farmer’s market in the CitySpace lobby.

This event is co-produced by Fix, Grist’s solutions lab.

Vendors (more to be added soon)

Ballou Avenue Urban Farm

Emerald City Plant Shop
A local womxn-led plant shop and botanical event space that believes your green thumb lies on the other side of learning how to care for your unique plants.

Freight Farms
With a mission of moving farms, not food, Freight Farms aims to make fresh food more accessible and sustainable through its industry-leading modular hydroponic farms.

Home Grown LLC 
Homemade sauces, seasonings and gardening kits.

The Té Spa
The TéSpa creates unique blends of tea and natural products to bring out the beauty in YOU.

CitySpace Tickets
Premiere: $25.00 (includes reserved seating)
General: $15.00
Student: $5.00

Virtual Tickets
$5.00 (only one ticket needed per household)

Ways To Save
WBUR Sustainers save $5.00 on premiere, general and virtual tickets to this event online or at the door with your Membership card. WBUR Members save $5.00 on premiere and general tickets online or at the door with your Membership card.

To apply the discount to your ticket purchase online, you’ll need to enter a promo code. The code is sent to you in your monthly events newsletter. You can also get your code by emailing

Registrants may be contacted by CitySpace about this or future events.

Cooked: The Search for Sustainable Eats
Feeling overwhelmed by climate change? Wondering what you can do? Romaine calm! We think we can help with “Cooked,” our new newsletter course! In three weeks, this newsletter will help you understand how your food choices affect New England locally and the climate globally. Readers will get tips, recipes and more for making sustainable choices that work for them. Sign up here.

Fix, Grist's Solutions Lab
Fix was founded on a simple premise: promising solutions to the climate crisis exist — they just haven’t yet gained sufficient momentum to tip the scales.

Fix’s mission is to change that and make the story of a better world so irresistible you want it right now. At the heart of what they do are the visionaries — Fixers — whose bold ideas are powering real, tangible progress. Through storytelling they amplify their voices to a diverse audience hungry for change. Through their network they foster collaboration on big ideas that can get us there faster. And, through live events they lay the foundation for the kind of creative thinking needed to move the needle.

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