gardening

Planning Your Garden Workshop | Jan 15

Planning Your Garden Workshop
Get a head start with planning your vegetable garden by learning basic principles of garden design, techniques for maximizing space, and tips for ordering seeds. 
 
Date/Time: Tuesday January 15, 6:00P.M. - 7:30P.M. 
Location: The Food Project's Dudley Greenhouse, 11 Brook Ave, Roxbury 
Contact: Kathleen, buildagarden@thefoodproject.org or 617-442-1322 ext 12 with questions or to sign up.

theMOVE Garden Girl | Sept. 2

 

theMOVE is hosting an Urban Garden Workday with The Garden Girl on September 2. The event will help TV personality Patti Moreno of Garden Girl TV. It will take place at Fort Hill in Roxbury. The event will start at 10am, and go until 1pm. At 1pm, lunch will be served. The event costs $8 for non-members and $5 for members. There are 12 more spaces available as of 8/29! Sign up by clicking HERE. For more info, email liz@getoutma.org, call 617-863-6488 or visit http://getoutma.org/volunteer/

Boston Compost Visioning Meeting @ BNC March 29

Boston Nature Center will be hosting a Boston Compost Visioning Meeting on Thursday, March 29, at 3:00 p.m. Come together with others interested in working together to improve and expand composting in the City of Boston. Explore the history of composting in Boston, the status of current Boston leaf composting program, which will involve a viewing or tour of the site. At the meeting, the group will also work on determining what needs to be done to achieve their vision. Boston Nature Center is located at 500 Walk Hill Street in Mattapan, 02126. >> Read More

37th Annual Gardeners Gathering Mar. 31

The 37th Annual Gardeners Gathering is set to take place on Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at The Curry Student Center of Northeastern University, Third Floor. The Center is located at 360 Huntington Avenue in Boston, MA 02115

At the event, you will have the chance to:

Build Skills in Workshops
Connect with Fellow "Green Thumbs"
Find Local Gardening Resources
Applaud the Tenth Annual Community Garden Awards

Walk in registration day of event. For more information contact: Boston Natural Areas Network at 617-542-7696 or visit www.bostonnatural.org/evtGardenersGathering.htm.

Dot Grows Garden Council Meeting Feb. 7

On February 7 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. attend the first Dot Grows Garden Council meeting of 2012! The February meeting will be held at 305 Talbot Ave. Dorchester (site of the Mt. Washington Bank Community Room located in Codman Square). Local gardeners and garden advocates will share updates on: renovations in Dorchester community gardens, Dorchester Winter Farmers’ Market, Boston Is Growing Gardens, and the ongoing 2012 Master Urban Gardener series, among other items. Mathew Cahill of BNAN will be on hand to announce Grow Boston Greener, a competitive grant program that will provide funding for community tree plantings in the City of Boston. For more information, or if you would like to be added to the agenda, please feel free to contact Grantley at grantley@bostonnatural.org.

Community Garden Leadership 101, Feb 9

Boston Gardeners Council Speaker Series:
Community Garden Leadership 101
A Panel Featuring Experienced Community Garden Leaders

Discover tools and hear tips from long-time community garden leaders about how to develop and manage an effective leadership structure for your garden. Event is free and open to all. Registration required. To register and for more information email info@bostonnatural.org or call BNAN at 617-542-7696. 

Thursday, February 9th, 2012, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Boston Natural Areas Network Office
62 Summer Street, 2nd Floor, Boston MA 02110
 

Dot Rox Coop's First Planning Meeting! Jan. 7

The first planning meeting of the DotRox Cooperative Gardening Supply Center has been set! The meeting will be held Saturday, January 7, 1:00 -2:30 p.m. Grove Hall Library, TERI Room at 41 Geneva Avenue in Dorchester. Everyone interested in gardening, health, community-building, and economic development is welcome to help create this community-owned business. At the meeting, the cooperative will be forming the mission of the organization, outlining tasks and talking about working committees.

Snacks and information materials will be provided at the meeting, so please RSVP to Gerald Robbins at 617.241.7717 or gmrobbins@yahoo.com to ensure that there are enough of each. Feel free to bring snacks with you! A flyer with more information about the cooperative is attached to this post.

City Growers Proposal Meeting Nov. 14

The city of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development has solicited proposals from qualified farmers to cultivate on City properties in Dorchester. City Growers will present their proposal for 131 Glenway Street in a public meeting on Monday, November 14, at 6:00 p.m. in the Erie Ellington Community Center. For more information, contact Jay Lee, Assistant Director of Design by email. The Erie-Ellington Community Center is located at 31 Erie Street in Dorchester. Attached is a file with more information!

DotRox November Info Sessions!

Help plan for the arrival for DotRox! Scheduled November info sessions are here. The DotRox Cooperative Garden Center will be a community-based gardening center in Dorchester or Roxbury, located near public transportation. The store will be full-service, offering:

- Plants, seeds, pots, soil, pest-control products,

- Tools, light hardware and other items for gardeners.

- Specialty items for immigrants and other communities that have a hard time finding what they need.

-Workshops on gardening as well as on health and wellness.

-A cooperative business... consumers and workers will be its owners!

 

Read on for more details. >> Read More

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