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Multimedia: UVM Alumni’s Urban Farm Business Featured on NECN

Higher Ground Farm, a new rooftop project started in Boston by John Stoddard ’00 and Courtney Hennessy ’99, is profiled on NECN Business. The two UVM-educated farmers are producing a variety of vegetables and herbs in the heart of the city, benefiting from an initiative by the Boston Redevelopment Authority that is seeking to open up the city’s urban zones to agriculture. Stoddard and Hennessy are already finding reception in local restaurants and are hoping to expand their operation on top of the Boston Design Center and to other rooftops in the city as well. Watch the video and read the story…