The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposal by Eastie Farm to add a 1,500-square-foot greenhouse at its farm at 6 Chelsea Terrace in East Boston.
The greenhouse will let the farm keep growing vegetables throughout the winter. The plans call for construction of a deep well to harness heat from down below for the colder months, which means the greenhouse will be carbon neutral. Without the well, the farm would have to use propane to keep the greenhouse warm enough.
The mayor's office and the office of City Councilor Lydia Edwards supported the proposal.