Westside Farm Project
The Westside Farm Project began as a grassroots effort within the Westside neighborhood of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The project’s vision was to transform Westside vacant lots into positive green space for community interaction centered on organic food production for residents. The project was supported by a larger city undertaking called “The Westside Initiative”, which began in 2003 to strengthen, beautify and cultivate a sense of community in the Westside neighborhood, where crime and economic strife have been prevalent.
Our mission is to provide food-insecure residents of the Westside and Pittsfield with fresh, local, organically grown vegetables; Engage participants in community-building, educational experiences through growing food; Create a community hub in the Westside neighborhood for hands-on learning related to the environment and nutrition.