Dorchester Garden Council meets every 1st Tuesday

Boston Natural Areas NetworkAs community gardening gains momentum with the renovation of the Nightingale Community Garden, Boston Natural Areas network (BNAN) has created the Dorchester Garden Council, the first neighborhood garden council in the city. The Dorchester Garden Council is comprised of gardeners and garden supporters and staffed by BNAN, and will be a local clearinghouse of support and ideas for gardening in Dorchester, connecting to residents, local groups and institutions and programs serving all ages.  The council meets in Dorchester the first Tuesday of the month from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  If you would like to learn more about the garden council, or how to get involved in community gardening in your Dorchester neighborhood, please contact BNAN at or call the BIGG Project Manager Grantley Payne at 617-542-7696 x21.

The Council will advise on the development of new and existing Dorchester gardens; will help recruit and network to connect new gardeners to available plots and will help to generate ideas and coordinate garden based events intended to promote nutritional and physical well-being as well as community building.