Urban Gardens

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/

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.

Urban Agriculture Overlay District Hearing Nov. 16

On Wednesday, November 16th, there will be a meeting at 9:00 a.m. in Boston City Hall, on the 9th floor of the Boston Redevelopment Authority Board Room. This public hearing before the Boston Zoning Commission is to consider a proposed text amendment to establish an Urban Agriculture Overlay District (UAOD) in Dorchester and a proposed map amendment to apply the UAOD to two city-owned properties. The proposed Overlay District would essentially allow the cultivation of fruits and vegetables and composting of materials produced on site. Under this proposal, the Urban Agriculture Overlay District would be applied to two Dorchester properties, 23-29 Tucker Street and 131 Glenway Street. More information is included on the attached document.

Mayor Menino's Garden Contest, Deadline Jul. 15

Boston's gardeners work long and hard to beautify their homes, businesses, and neighborhoods," said Mayor Thomas M. Menino. "This contest recognizes and honors these green thumbs who are helping to improve our city with their talents." Launched fifteen years ago as part of Mayor Menino's citywide beautification initiative, the contest recognizes gardeners who have landscaped, planted flowers, trees, and shrubs, and, in the process, beautified their own small piece of Boston. First place winners in eight categories will receive the coveted "Golden Trowel" award from Mayor Menino. Last year, winners received prize packages from HGTV, a one-year American Horticultural Society membership and more. Awards will be given out at an awards ceremony in late August. Read on for dates, entry information, etc. or visit http://www.cityofboston.gov/parks/gardencontest/. >> Read More

Boston Natural Areas Network






Boston Natural Areas Network (BNAN), organized in 1977, works to preserve, expand and improve urban open space through community organizing, acquisition, ownership, programming, development and management of special kinds of urban land.


62 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110-1016
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

You can join, volunteer or donate to BNAN Here

Key Programs Offered: 

The Greenways to Boston Harbor program - Working with the community and public officials to create and maintain the Neposet River and East Boston Greenways. Thie project facilitates the development of a voluntary neighborhood strategy for preserving the scenic, natural, historic, cultural and recreational resources while encouraging compatible economic development and land use.

Master Urban Gardener Program - The MUG program is an intensive 8-session "Master Gardener-model" program for people who want to increase their community garden knowledge, meet other community gardeners and provide volunteer service to community gardens.

Youth Conservation Corps - The YCC will have served over 500 girls and boys ranging in age from 15-17. Teams will work along the Neponset River Greenway, the East Boston Greenway and in Boston’s Urban Wilds. The teens learn teamwork and job skills while engaged in environmental improvement projects involving environmental restoration, trail building, landscaping and more.

Boston Gardeners' Council - The BGC meets regularly to organize and promote sustainable urban gardening efforts and community gardening. We believe that gardens are as integral to Boston as its parks and playgrounds, and that they are to be included in city planning and are to receive regular municipal support and services. We want every neighborhood to have access to gardens, where all diverse residents can enjoy the benefits of healthy food, recreation and community beautification, with neighbors working together for their common interest.

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