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Diversity Boston

Summer 2014 edition

City Growers trains apprentice farmers at plots it runs in Dorchester and Roxbury.

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City Growers trains apprentice farmers at plots it runs in Dorchester and Roxbury.

Zoning changes lowered the barriers for establishing commercial farms in Boston.

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Zoning changes lowered the barriers for establishing commercial farms in Boston.

City Growers was launched when one of the founders realized how many students weren’t getting fresh fruits and vegetables in their diets.

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City Growers was launched when one of the founders realized how many students weren’t getting fresh fruits and vegetables in their diets.

City Growers targets vacant lots, cleans them up, and converts them into productive, sustainable mini farms.

Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

City Growers targets vacant lots, cleans them up, and converts them into productive, sustainable mini farms.

In 2012, there were 20 farms in Suffolk County, up from just seven in 2007, according to the Department of Agriculture.

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In 2012, there were 20 farms in Suffolk County, up from just seven in 2007, according to the Department of Agriculture.

Some of the Food Project’s shares are reserved for community members with children in the Head Start program.

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Some of the Food Project’s shares are reserved for community members with children in the Head Start program.

Kalise Osula is a volunteer at the Food Project.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Kalise Osula is a volunteer at the Food Project.

The Food Project grew more than 200,000 pounds of produce last year, which was sold mostly at the Dudley Town Commons Farmers Market.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

The Food Project grew more than 200,000 pounds of produce last year, which was sold mostly at the Dudley Town Commons Farmers Market.

Urban farming takes root

Small-scale growing has the potential to create jobs, clean up blighted landscapes, and improve neighborhood residents’ access to fresh, nutritious foods. By Sarah Shemkus

Trailblazer

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/05/23/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/maeda_0622trials_biz1.jpg Breaking down barriers to health care

Dr. Karen Winkfield wants to break down the barriers minorities face in accessing health care, including obstacles to enrolling in clinical trials.

Head to head

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/06/06/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/greenhouse_062214headtohead-1_business.jpg A conversation about Boston’s health disparities

A hospital CEO and the head of the Boston Public Health Commission discuss ideas for eliminating inequities.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/05/19/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/kreiter_kitclark1_biz.jpg Culturally based senior centers are a place to forge friendships

Facilities serving the elderly offer more than convenient locations for people needing medical care; they offer healing of a different kind.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/06/03/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/davis_hp5_biz.jpg Harvard Pilgrim aims for wide-ranging health care

Harvard Pilgrim diversifies its offerings to include Eastern treatments and transgender health services.

Teaching artist Jennifer Ashe works with kindergarteners at the Kennedy School.

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Giving Back

Handel and Haydn society partners with Boston schools

Kids at two Boston public schools are getting music education, thanks to a new partnership with the Handel and Haydn Society.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/WebGraphics/Business/BostonGlobe.com/2014/06/diversityboston/farmer.png Healthy options in Boston

Where residents can go to work out, rent a bike, and buy locally-grown food in relation to diversity of the neighborhoods.

Diversity Boston | Winter 2012

Photographed in Boston’s Paul Revere Park, the Rev. Eric Markman of Hartford Street Presbyterian Church (left), Priti Rao of the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, and Ed Walker of Independent Consultants of Education are among a devoted group of diversty champions.

Diversity Boston

Diversity champions

From fields as different as banking, education, politics, health care, and the clergy, these men and women are passionately committed to leveling the playing field for all in Massachusetts.

Diversity Boston | Wesley Morris

With a changing nation, why is TV still so white?

The lack of good roles for people of color proves television has yet to catch up with American demographics, seen so clearly in last month’s election results.

Diversity Boston | Winter 2011