Creating a Sustainable Farming & Educational Initiative
October 2016 marked the quartoseptcentennial (175th anniversary) of the founding of the Brook Farm Institute of Agriculture and Education in 1841 in West Roxbury. We celebrated with a series of events that focused on the the impact of Brook Farm, then and now, and plan on continuing the celebration throughout the coming year.
Brook Farm is a National Historic Landmark and City of Boston Landmark located in the southwest corner of Boston, in West Roxbury, on the Charles River. It is connected to more than 1,000 acres of open space along the river, including other DCR parks and the City of Boston’s Millennium Park.
The original Brook Farm was a short-lived but influential Transcendentalist utopian agrarian community.
Today, a group of local citizens is working to launch a New Brook Farm, one that will support sustainable farming and community education.