Urb.ag Walks You Through Boston-Based Commercial Farming Opportunities

By: Alyson Wyers - Nov 14, 2014
References: urb.ag & fastcodesign
This web app helps you discover commercial farming opportunities in Boston. The app includes the rules for urban farming into a simple map, making it ideal for those interested in planting an urban farm but aren't sure what that looks like exactly.

From Fathom Information Design and data visualization expert Ben Fry, Urb.ag incorporates recent legislation. The app takes into account the kind of farming, zoning site and other considerations before walking you through the application submission process, obtaining permits, attending public hearings and other information relating to obtaining commercial farming opportunities. All of this is personalized, containing the precise address of your future urban farm.

From bee keeping to growing a rooftop vegetable garden, there are different rules to establishing a farming operation. This app helps.