Dorchester Garden Council Meeting Nov. 1

The Dorchester Garden Council is hosting its monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 1st from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Mount Washington Bank in Codman Square. 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. For more information, please contact Grantley Payne by phone at 617-542-7696 x21 or by email. Mount Washington Bank is located at 305 Talbot Avenue Dorchester, MA 02124.

Plant Daffodils with Greater Grove Hall Oct. 29

Help beautify Grove Hall with Greater Grove Hall Main Streets! On Saturday, October 29, residents will be planting daffodils that will bloom in the springtime! Meet at 320B Blue Hill Ave. Breakfast will be provided from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and planting will be from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Have questions? Ideas for planting locations? Contact Axel Starke at 617.427.2560. or by email for more information. Check out for more information about the organization. Attached is a flyer about the event.

DotRox October Info Sessions!


Get involved in the planning of a brand new garden supply cooperative! DotRox has announced meeting dates for October:

Thursday, Oct. 6, 6:30—7:30 pm

Codman Square Library, 690 Washington Street, Dorchester


Thursday, Oct. 13, 7:00—8:00 pm

Greater Egleston High School, 80 School Street, Roxbury


Saturday, Oct. 22, 2:00—3:00 pm

Grove Hall Library, Jazz room, 41 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester

There will be more info sessions to come in November. >> Read More

Harvest Festival & Perennial Divide Oct. 1

The 6th annual Harvest Festival and Perennial Divide will be taking place on October 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Gardeners can exchange, donate or take home plants, as well as shop for compost, honey, and hard-to-find plants. The Clover Food Truck will also be there to provide a quick snack or vegetarian meal. The festival will include live music, cider pressing, and tours of a demo vegetable garden. The event will be at City Natives, 30 Edgewater Drive in Mattapan. For more information, visit the facebook page here or the event's website.

Attracting Native Pollinators to Your Garden, Aug 27

honeybeeAttracting Native Pollinators to Your Garden - a Boston Gardeners Council Workshop at City Natives in Mattapan. Please join ecologist Russ Hopping of The Trustees of Reservations for a free workshop on how to attract native pollinators to your vegetable and ornamental gardens. Learn how to create an attractive habitat that will support many of these essential species. Saturday, August 27, 2011, from 10:00 AM to – 12 noon.

Location: City Natives, 30 Edgewater Drive, Mattapan

Registration required, contact

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