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Spruce-up Party & Barbecue @ Sharon's Park | June 9

Sharon's Park crew

Sharon's Park Spruce-up Party, Saturday, 9th June 2012, from 10AM - 2PM.

The park's landscape advisor is amping up the plant collection already in place, so more annuals and perennial flowers and shrubs are on their way. Saturday, help is needed to plant and help with trimming. For those who work, there will be a bbq and refreshments. If you would like to participate in this event, please RSVP here. Sponsored by The Polish Triangle's John W. McCormack Civic Association, 72 Roseclair Street, Dorchester, MA 02125, Tel: (617) 710-3793


Giving Back with the Grill

Giving Back with the Grill

During April Ashmont Grill's Monday Wine Club will support Dorchester Park.
Enjoy wining and dining at the Monday Wine Club and $5 from each Wine Club Guest will be contributed to this VERY worthy organization!
 ~ 4 courses, 4 wines, $38, 6:30 PM ~

On April 2nd - Charles Smith, Washington State
Coming Up....
Apr. 9 - Catalan, Spain
Apr. 16 - Ballardo Winery, Chile
Apr. 23 - Veneto, Italy
Apr. 30 - Spring Fling

RSVP to 617-825-4300, Ashmont Grill, 555 Talbot Avenue, 02124

UCNWA meeting Jan 10: St Kevin's developers to present

At their first 2012 meeting on Tuesday Jan 10th, the Upham's Corner Westside Neighborhood Association is expecting representatives from POUA (the Planning Office for Urban Affairs affiliated with the Boston Archdiocese), the developer working on the plans for the St Kevin's property, to be first on the agenda with current plans and status of the project. 

The meeting will be at 6:30 PM in the usual meeting location, the Uphams Corner Health Center (415 Columbia Road) - ask at the front desk for the room location. UCWNA encourages interested folks to attend, since this is an important issue for the future of Uphams Corner. For more information contact Bob, and/or see flyer attached below.

Winter Wellness Walk, Jan 22d

Winter Wellness Walk
Sunday, January 22, 1-1:45pm, Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway, Boston
Great scenery and exercise, who could want more? Three brisk walks this winter will help you stay healthy and connected to the Arboretum at a time when the landscape is pared down to its beautiful bones. The emphasis is on fitness, with a healthy dose of information on seasonal plants and points of interest. Free, but registration requested. Call 617-524-1718 or email for more information.

Bowdoin Geneva Farmers' Market Harvest Festival, Oct. 27

Bowdoin Geneva Farmers MarketOn Thursday October 27, from 3 to 6 p.m., join in the fun at the Bowdoin Geneva 2d Annual Harvest Festival, featuring:

  • the Last Farmers’ Market of the Season! (Remember: WIC farmers’ market coupons expire 10/31)
  • Free Pumpkins & Pumpkin Decorating
  • Face Painting
  • Healthy Halloween Prizes for the best costume!
  • Games & Music

At the Bowdoin Street Health Center, 230 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester

For more information, please contact: 617-754-0026,

(Remember: WIC farmers’ market coupons expire 10/31)
Last Farmers’ Market of the Season! 
(Remember: WIC farmers’ market coupons expire 10/31)
Free Pumpkins & Pumpkin Decorating
Face Painting
Healthy Halloween Prizes (Wear your costume!)
Games & Music

Music @ the Ashmont Farmers' Market, Sept 30

Enjoy music at the September 30, 2011 Ashmont / Peabody Square Farmers Market!

The Pan United Steel Drum Orchestra will provide the musical theme for the farmers' market this Friday, performing starting at 5 p.m.

Market vendors include Spring Brook Farm of Littleton, Langwater Farm of North Easton, and Dorchester's own Cedar Grove Gardens and Dot-2-Dot Cafe! Representatives from the Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition (DEHC) will also be there as usual, with interesting information and freebies.

The market runs every Friday, 3 - 7 PM through October 14 on the Ashmont Station Plaza. It accepts SNAP/Food Stamp benefits, WIC and Senior Nutrition coupons. SNAP shoppers can get up to $20 worth of veggies at half price through the Boston Bounty Bucks program!

The Food Project Seeks Community Greenhouse Proposals, Deadline Jul. 20

The Food ProjectThe Food Project (TFP), with support from the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI), is seeking partners to share community space in the recently opened Dudley Greenhouse. The Dudley Greenhouse is a 10,000-square-foot facility in the Dudley Neighborhood of Roxbury. Owned by DSNI and leased by The Food Project, the greenhouse operates year-round as a food production and educational space.

Space is open to groups serving the neighborhoods of Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan, with priority given to projects that directly serve the Dudley Neighborhood. The RFP can be found attached to this post, and on The Food Project website. Applications are due July 20th, 2011.

Interested groups and individuals are encouraged to visit the greenhouse and meet with the Greenhouse Manager Danielle Andrews in advance of submitting a proposal. The greenhouse is open to the public on Tuesdays from 3 to 6 p.m., Thursdays from 1 to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 to 12:30 p.m. Appointments can also be made by contacting Danielle via email or phone (617-442-1322 x13). More details after the break. >> Read More

Become a Food Coop Ambassador, Jun. 30

Bring food access to Dorchester! Come hear about the plans to get healthy, affordable food in Dorchester by building a Community Food Co-op. A training and educational workshop will take place Thursday, June 30 at the Codman Square Library (690 Washington Street, Dorchester) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Light dinner will be served. With question, or to RSVP, email You may also visit >> Read More

Bowdoin Geneva Farmers Market 2011

Bowdoin Geneva Farmers Market logo• Do you travel outside of your neighborhood to buy healthy, affordable food?
• Is it challenging to get high quality fruits and vegetables for your family?
• Do you have an EBT card and want to save 50% on fresh bread, fruits, and vegetables?

Do your shopping at the Bowdoin-Geneva Farmers' Market! Every Thursday from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m., opening July 7th through October 27th, 2011 at the Bowdoin Street Health Center, 230 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester. Come to the Healthy Summer Kick-off on July 7 for special festivities!

Available - Fresh vegetables, fruits and baked breads from local farms and bakeries.
Cash, EBT, WIC and Senior Coupons accepted. Get 50% off when you use your EBT card! For more information about the farmers’ market: 617-754-0026, See flyers below, also translated in Spanish, Vietnamese and Portugese.

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. >> Read More

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