It’s a sunny, windy afternoon in Richmond, and Adam Boisvert is out in a garden.
“Right now we are in the heart of the Richmond High school garden, this is half of the growing space that we have,” he says.
The garden is about half as big as one of the tennis courts that butt up against one side. Along its other sides, it’s surrounded by portable classrooms, a blacktop, and the back of the football field bleachers. Inside a chain-link fence there are colorfully painted beds full of plants like kale, chard, squash, basil, and strawberries. There are also fruit trees, a composting system, and even a rabbit hutch.