I just started volunteering as an urban agricultural ambassador at Green City Growers. The program is funded by the City of Somerville for various volunteers to learn about urban gardening, its importance in our community and what a resident's choices are in terms of urban gardening! So that means, you as a resident of Somerville can have an urban garden right in your back yard; keep chickens to produce eggs; or even bees to make honey! I am here to tell you a little more about that intiative, if you're interested, take a look here to find out more about the ABC's of urban gardening. You can grow food in your backyard!
If your interested in reading more about this topic, we recommend the Urban Bounty by Allison Houghton; Paradise Lost by Eric Toensmeier and Groundbreaking Food Gardens by Nikki Jabbour all available at your local library!