Meet and greet with public officials on May 4

By Martha Creedon | May 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Meet and greet with public officials on May 4

On May 4, tenant organizations of the Waltham Field Station hosted a meet and greet with local and state officials. Everyone gathered in the distribution barn located behind the main building and in front of the cultivated fields. Each organization spoke about its mission and the significance of working together at the field station.  …

Negotiations move forward with Council Authorization on 4/8/19

By Martha Creedon | April 9, 2019 | Comments Off on Negotiations move forward with Council Authorization on 4/8/19

We’re thrilled to announce that the Waltham City Council voted in favor, on April 8, to authorize Mayor McCarthy to sign a Memorandum of Agreement with UMass, thus advancing current negotiations. After several Councillors stood to voice their support for the negotiations and for continued use of the parcels for farmland and the building as…

Important milestone: Mayor requests permission to sign MOA with UMass on April 8

By Martha Creedon | April 8, 2019 | Comments Off on Important milestone: Mayor requests permission to sign MOA with UMass on April 8

We are encouraged to learn that the Mayor of the City of Waltham, Jeannette McCarthy, is seeking Council approval to sign a Memorandum of Agreement between UMass and the City at City Council on Monday, April 8. While this is not a Public Hearing where the members of the public are invited to address the…

Well-kept secret: UMass has a campus in Waltham, and it does great stuff. The Barrett Report, March 2019

By Martha Creedon | March 27, 2019 | Comments Off on Well-kept secret: UMass has a campus in Waltham, and it does great stuff. The Barrett Report, March 2019

Dear Friend, Samuel D. Warren II grew up on Cedar Hill, his family’s estate in Waltham. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1877, started his own firm with wicked smart classmate Louis Brandeis, and teamed up with Brandeis to co-author “The Right to Privacy,” the journal article that launched a revolution in American constitutional…

Senator Barrett’s Thoughts on Preserving the Waltham Field Station

By Charlotte Border | March 14, 2019 | Comments Off on Senator Barrett’s Thoughts on Preserving the Waltham Field Station

From Senator Barrett’s Facebook, MARCH 10th, 2019– We shouldn’t let this happen: By the end of 2019, the University of Massachusetts plans to evict eight nonprofit organizations, each of them involved in advancing sustainable agriculture, local produce, and healthy urban diets for eastern Massachusetts, from a century-old “field station” it owns in Waltham. Profoundly disappointing, to say…

Councillor Nabulime Reflects on Town Hall Meeting

By Charlotte Border | March 14, 2019 | Comments Off on Councillor Nabulime Reflects on Town Hall Meeting

From Sharline Nabulime’s Facebook, MARCH 10th, 2019— I am so grateful to everyone who came to the town- For your voice in the fight for our only remaining farm, I thank you. To Senator Barrett, for your fight, leadership, and clear call to action, I thank you. To Mayor McCarthy, Representative Stanley, and all the…

Waltham Wicked Local: Town Hall regarding fate of Waltham Fields Community Farm draws many

By Charlotte Border | March 12, 2019 | Comments Off on Waltham Wicked Local: Town Hall regarding fate of Waltham Fields Community Farm draws many

By Connor O’Keefe, MARCH 12th 2019– Residents from Waltham and the surrounding towns gathered at the Government Center on Saturday, March 9 to discuss the future of the Waltham Fields Community Farm and Field Station located at 240 Beaver St. The meeting gave concerned residents an avenue to voice their displeasure at the recent decision…

Waltham Patch: Councilor To Host Meeting On Waltham Community Fields Farm

By Charlotte Border | March 5, 2019 | Comments Off on Waltham Patch: Councilor To Host Meeting On Waltham Community Fields Farm

By Jenna Fisher MARCH 5TH 2019— Waltham Fields Community Farm is one of the last working farms in the greater Boston area and one that has at within its mission to help others. But the future of the farm, after the farm’s landlord announced its intention to close the farm’s office space, is in question. Following…

Boston Globe: Waltham nonprofits seek protection for UMass-owned farmland

By Charlotte Border | March 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Boston Globe: Waltham nonprofits seek protection for UMass-owned farmland

By John Hilliard MARCH 01, 2019– Nonprofit organizations operating on the grounds of a Waltham farm owned by the University of Massachusetts Amherst face eviction by year’s end because of the age and declining condition of the building housing the groups, a school spokesman said.  But the nonprofits worry that their eviction could mean the future…

Waltham Patch: Could Waltham Fields Community Farm Be Saved?

By Charlotte Border | November 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Waltham Patch: Could Waltham Fields Community Farm Be Saved?

By Jenna Fischer NOVEMBER 28th, 2018— The fate of Waltham’s last farm is still in the balance, but the director of Waltham Fields Farm is cautiously optimistic that a potential deal in the works between the city and UMass might just be the answer that saves the farm. Still, she’s asking that supporters not step…