Community Gardening

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

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 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

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.

Boston Blooms with Daffodils Oct.29

On October 29, Four Corners Main Streets is part of "Boston Blooms with Daffodils" for next Spring, 2012. To see Boston actually bloom with daffodils, FCMS needs you to help plant them, now! Join Four Corners Main Streets in planting 1,000 daffodils on Saturday, October 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. rain or shine. Meet in front of 420 Washington Street, Four Corners Main Streets office at 9:30 a.m. sharp. Tell your friends, families, and neighbors! Print out the attached flyer to spread the word. Potential planting sites will include Mother's Rest Park, Algonquin & Bradley, Erie Ellington, and more. For more details, contact Dynell Andrews-Blake at 617.267.1651.

Nightingale Garden Harvest Festival, Oct 15

Nightingale Garden sunflowerAll are invited to celebrate the first annual Nightingale Garden Fall Harvest Festival! Nightingale gardeners invite everyone to join and enjoy the bounty of Dorchester's largest community garden! Bring your appetite - the focus of this event is delicious dishes inspired by this season's bounty. This is a great opportunity to find out more about what is going on in Dorchester's community gardens, how to get involved, and what community gardens do for the community! For more information, call 617.542.7696. The event is from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Nightingale Community Garden, 512 Park Street, Dorchester. See flyer below.

Build-a-Garden, grow your own!

Grow your own vegetables at home! The Food Project’s Build-a-Garden program supports Boston residents and organizations to grow their own food in raised bed and container gardens. The program will provide you with: a raised bed garden or container garden kit, including soil and compost, seeds and transplants, a Growing Guide, workshops, and additional support by phone, email, blog, and newsletters.

  >> Read More

TNT Neighborhood Service Day, Oct. 8

On Saturday, October 8th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Talbot Norfolk Triangle will be hosting Neighborhood Service Day at 106 Norfolk Street, a community garden in-progress. Everyone is welcome, and lunch will be provided! Work will include: finishing construction of the raised beds, spreading mulch in the paths, planting trees. For more info, contact the Boston Project Ministries at: 617-929-0925.

Neighbors and youth are busy transforming this old house lot into a new community garden where children are able to learn about gardening. Construction began summer 2011 and will be completed in 2012. Plots will be available to grow fresh, local produce. One half of the plots are to be used by children and youth programs.

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

Syndicate content