farming

Artificial Intelligence Meets Agriculture at Root AI

Let us introduce you to Virgo. Think of it as a farmer’s assistant—one that can tell when tomatoes are ripe and nimbly pluck them. Created by Somerville-founded start-up Root AI, the robot uses artificial intelligence to navigate the complex tasks of indoor, greenhouse, and outdoor farming. And picking tomatoes is just the beginning, according to […]


ICYMI: Somerville is a Top 5 City for Raising Urban Livestock

It’s been a pretty miserable February, and with massive snowbanks covering ground that’s already frozen solid it’s hard to imagine Somerville as much of a farm-friendly mecca right now. But surprisingly enough, last month Modern Farmer recognized the ‘ville as one of the top five cities in the United States for raising urban livestock, along with […]