The Trustees of Reservations Hosts Boston’s 40th Annual Gardeners’ Gathering

March 21 | 11AM – 4PM | Free and open to all

Contact Information

Event Contact
Phoebe Flemming
phoebekflemming@gmail.com
857.366.3498

Press Contact
Kristi Perry
kperry@ttor.org
781.784.0567 x7503

Boston, MAFebruary 14, 2015 – Celebrating a 40-year milestone this year, the Gardeners’ Gathering is an annual forum for gardeners to shrug off the winter chill and celebrate urban gardening in Boston. This year’s event, presented by The Trustees of Reservations and the former Boston Natural Areas Network (now a part of The Trustees’ Boston Region), will take place on Saturday, March 21, at the Egan Center and Shillman Hall at Northeastern University, Boston.

Free and open to all, The Gardener’s Gathering brings together over 400 gardeners to kick off Boston’s gardening season. As the city’s largest educational forum for urban gardeners, the Gardeners’ Gathering is an opportunity to share ideas and tips, network, and learn. The Gardeners’ Gathering offers more than two dozen skill-building workshops for both vegetable and ornamental gardeners with an emphasis on healthy practices for urban gardens. Topics range from seed starting, composting, urban beekeeping,  learning how to prepare garden-grown delights, and youth and community organizing. Attendees will also be able to experience multiple exhibitors’ work from Boson-area agriculture, gardening, and environmental organizations.

The event will feature the popular Annual Community Garden Awards presentations. With the help of Mayor Martin J. Walsh, individuals, garden groups, and nonprofit organizations will be honored with the “Hall of Fame,” “Rookie Gardener of the Year,” and “Most Valuable Gardener” awards. For a complete menu of activities, workshop topics, and more information, contact Phoebe Flemming at 857.366.3498 or phoebekflemming@gmail.com.

The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) “hold in trust” and care for properties, or “reservations,” of irreplaceable scenic, historic, and natural significance for the general public to enjoy. Founded by open space visionary Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees is the world’s oldest land trust and one of Massachusetts’ largest conservation and preservation nonprofits. Supported by more than 100,000 members and donors and thousands of volunteers, The Trustees own and manage 112 spectacular reservations – from working farms and historic homesteads, to landscaped and community gardens, parks, barrier beaches, mountain vistas and woodland trials – located on more than 26,000 acres throughout the Commonwealth. With hundreds of outreach programs, workshops, camps, concerts and events designed to engage all ages in its mission  throughout the year, The Trustees invite you to Find Your Place and get out and experience the natural beauty and culture our state has to offer. For more information, visit: www.thetrustees.org.