Yesterday, I had the opportunity to chaperone a group of exchange students from India that have been visiting Thayer Academy. We traveled by "T" to Boston's Kenmore Square and walked to beloved Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox for a private tour of the historic landmark.
Since relocating to Boston thirty-some years ago, I have attended my share of Sox games and even participated in an official tour over a decade ago. Each time I visit the ballpark, I am genuinely amazed by the ingenious "fan-centric" improvements that have occurred since my last visit. The most recent "Wow! Who came up with that idea?" moment involves Fenway Farms, a roof-top organic vegetable garden that provides more than 5,900 pounds of fruit and vegetables during each growing season. What produce is not used by Fenway's Dell/EMC Club restaurant is delivered to food pantries throughout the city, free of charge.
Since the 2015 baseball season, Fenway Park has partnered with Green City Growers in managing the inner-city rooftop farm. Green City also partners with Recover Green Roofs, a Somerville-based green roofing company, that specializes in setting up roof-top farms.
Finally, the next time you have out-of-town visitors looking for a new adventure, check out a Fenway Park Tour. Go Sawks! – Doug.