GAF Mission

"to TEACH inner city youth and/or underprivileged persons to be successful entrepreneurs while revitalizing inner city neighborhoods with a concentration on socially responsible/sustainable business practices"

GAF is the
Western Mass Office for

Urban Artisan Farm

Urban Artisan Farm is about living Healthy through urban farming. Hydroponic food production is the method we are using to address food deserts, with an eye towards innovative ways to increase productivity, sustainability, and energy efficiency. Urban agriculture education can be integrated into schools and social programs. Hydroponic production has a lower stress, higher productivity and higher yield. Controlled environment agriculture optimizes conditions, control over the nutrients, and less water.   Growing indoors provides urban food deserts with local, fresh and sustainable produce options and a knowledge base for future urban farming. As we grow and experiment with new techniques our hydroponic farm will be seen as a choice for businesses and addressing social issues. A pound of lettuce contains 95% water, 56 calories, 3.9 grams of protein, 0.3 grams of fat, 86 milligrams of Calcium, 2.2 milligrams of Iron, 1,420 milligrams of Vitamin A, and 54 milligrams of Ascorbic Acid, otherwise known as Vitamin C.



Jack Wysocki

Urban Artisan Farm

250 Albany Street-Rear
Springfield, Massachusetts