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Mytoi Pop Up
Enjoy a little slice of Vineyard heaven when you’re in Boston and visit the Mytoi Pop Up.

Master Urban Gardner
Have you been wondering how to start growing your own food? The Fall Master Urban Gardening (MUG) program is now open for enrollment.


Mass Cultural Council

Boston Natural Areas Network – an affiliate of The Trustees that is now part of our Boston Region - was created to preserve and protect urban open green space by encouraging stewardship, and inviting the community to experience a host of interesting and informative programs and events. Join us in one of our many urban landscapes!

Flicks On the Lawn
Wednesday, August 31 | 6:00PM-10:30PM
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
Boston

Join us on the lawn at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology for summer movies out on the lawn.  We open at 6:00PM and the film starts at dusk. Join friends and neighbors on Wednesdays in August. Bring a blanket or chair and your friends. We'll have popcorn and drinks for sale. Call 617.542.7696 for more movie information and possible schedule changes due to weather conditions.



REI Yoga
Thursday, September 1 | 7:30-8:30AM

Boston

Looking to practice Yoga in the company of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts? As part of the REI-Club Series, this session accommodates individuals taking yoga for the first time and can also challenge yoga enthusiasts. These sessions focus on proper postures and flow between poses. No experience necessary. Yoga mats available on a first come - first serve basis. Feel free to bring your own. Please arrive early as the doors will be locked promptly at start time. Join us for this wonderful event. Namaste.

 


Register online at https://www.rei.com/outdoorschool/search



Fresh, Fast and Delicious for Less
Thursday, September 1 | 11:45AM-12:30PM and 1-1:45PM

Boston

Project Bread Chef Vanessa Labranche leads this free cooking demonstration to teach market patrons how to prepare healthy meals on a budget.

Each week, Chef Vanessa introduces new recipes that feature fresh, healthy foods that can be purchased at the market. Enjoy simple, tasty recipes that do not require a lot of time, skill, or money to prepare.

Classes are open to all.

Project Bread takes a fresh approach to ending hunger. They believe that the opposite of hungry isn't simply full - it's healthy. And because there's no single face of hunger, they develop multiple solutions that meet people where they are - solutions that provide people of all ages and walks of life with sustainable, reliable access to nutritious food.



SNAP-Ed Monthly Nutrition Workshops
Friday, September 2 | 12:30-1:30PM

Boston

Monthly nutrition workshops where you can try new, tasty recipes, learn to eat better
on a budget and get tips on how to keep yourself and your family healthy.
Presented bythe UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program
Email for more information or to register: SNAP-Ed.Referrals@State.ma.us



Labor Day Garden BBQ Potluck
Monday, September 5 | 12Noon-2PM
Nightingale Community Garden
Dorchester

Join us in one of Boston's flagship community gardens for a friendly neighborhood get-together! Please bring something for the grill or a side dish to share.



REI Yoga
Thursday, September 8 | 7:30-8:30AM

Boston

Looking to practice Yoga in the company of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts? As part of the REI-Club Series, this session accommodates individuals taking yoga for the first time and can also challenge yoga enthusiasts. These sessions focus on proper postures and flow between poses. No experience necessary. Yoga mats available on a first come - first serve basis. Feel free to bring your own. Please arrive early as the doors will be locked promptly at start time. Join us for this wonderful event. Namaste.

 


Register online at https://www.rei.com/outdoorschool/search



Fresh, Fast and Delicious for Less
Thursday, September 8 | 11:45AM-12:30PM and 1-1:45PM

Boston

Project Bread Chef Vanessa Labranche leads this free cooking demonstration to teach market patrons how to prepare healthy meals on a budget.

Each week, Chef Vanessa introduces new recipes that feature fresh, healthy foods that can be purchased at the market. Enjoy simple, tasty recipes that do not require a lot of time, skill, or money to prepare.

Classes are open to all.

Project Bread takes a fresh approach to ending hunger. They believe that the opposite of hungry isn't simply full - it's healthy. And because there's no single face of hunger, they develop multiple solutions that meet people where they are - solutions that provide people of all ages and walks of life with sustainable, reliable access to nutritious food.



Master Urban Gardener
Saturday, September 10 | 8:30AM-1PM

Boston

Whether you're a novice or veteran gardener, this 8-week intensive training (with a week off for Columbus Day) will teach you everything you need to grow a productive, healthy urban vegetable garden. Topics include soil science, botany, seed starting, pest control, and much more. Classes are taught by visiting experts from UNH, UMass, New England Wildflower Society, and more. Contact mdelima@thetrustees.org to learn more and to apply.



Fall Plant Sale
Saturday, September 10 | 10AM-2PM

Mattapan

Early September is a great time to plant perennials and fall or winter greens, and to get your garden soil in good shape for next season. Join us for our fall plant sale, featuring native perennials, shrubs, and trees along with cold-hardy greens, cover crop seed and tips, soil amendments, and supplies and information for extending the growing season. 

Plant List:

Cold-hardy greens:
Arugula
Lettuce
Mustards
Pac Choi
Mizuna

Perennials, Trees, Shrubs:
Spice bush
American holly
Moose wood
Mountain mint
Steeple bush
Magnolia tripetala
Wafer ash
Ginkgo
Red mulberry
Purple Aronia
Witch hazel
American hazel
Red oak
Smooth hydrangea
Lupine
Echinacea
Solomon's Seal
Angelica
Panicum virgatum
Bayberry
Virginia creeper



Grow Greens for Fall
Monday, September 12 | 5:30-7PM

Mattapan

Hoping to extend the growing season? In this hands-on workshop, we'll discuss timing and crop varieties and learn simple, affordable techniques for keeping your garden going all fall and into the winter. With Ganei Beantown.



REI Yoga
Thursday, September 15 | 7:30-8:30AM

Boston

Looking to practice Yoga in the company of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts? As part of the REI-Club Series, this session accommodates individuals taking yoga for the first time and can also challenge yoga enthusiasts. These sessions focus on proper postures and flow between poses. No experience necessary. Yoga mats available on a first come - first serve basis. Feel free to bring your own. Please arrive early as the doors will be locked promptly at start time. Join us for this wonderful event. Namaste.

 


Register online at https://www.rei.com/outdoorschool/search



Beginning Cooking: Learning the Basics
Thursday, September 15 | 6:30-8:30PM

Boston

Do you love to eat delicious food at restaurants, but don't feel like cooking at home because it seems too complicated or takes too much time? In this class, learn some of the basics of cooking a meal from scratch with simple cooking techniques that are not labor intensive and easy to learn.



Fresh, Fast and Delicious for Less
Thursday, September 15 | 11:45AM-12:30PM and 1-1:45PM

Boston

Project Bread Chef Vanessa Labranche leads this free cooking demonstration to teach market patrons how to prepare healthy meals on a budget.

Each week, Chef Vanessa introduces new recipes that feature fresh, healthy foods that can be purchased at the market. Enjoy simple, tasty recipes that do not require a lot of time, skill, or money to prepare.

Classes are open to all.

Project Bread takes a fresh approach to ending hunger. They believe that the opposite of hungry isn't simply full - it's healthy. And because there's no single face of hunger, they develop multiple solutions that meet people where they are - solutions that provide people of all ages and walks of life with sustainable, reliable access to nutritious food.



Master Urban Gardener
Saturday, September 17 | 8:30AM-1PM

Boston

Whether you're a novice or veteran gardener, this 8-week intensive training (with a week off for Columbus Day) will teach you everything you need to grow a productive, healthy urban vegetable garden. Topics include soil science, botany, seed starting, pest control, and much more. Classes are taught by visiting experts from UNH, UMass, New England Wildflower Society, and more. Contact mdelima@thetrustees.org to learn more and to apply.



Food Heals: Taste Your Way to Better Health
Saturday, September 17 | 1:30-3:30PM

Boston

Have you been wanting to: • Learn to use the healing power of food to combat or prevent disease? • Enjoy delicious, seasonal, and easy-to-prepare, meals that won’t break the bank? • Discover new cooking techniques that maximize the healing properties of foods, herbs, and spices? • Understand the role of diet in health and illnesses like Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cancer, and Autoimmune disorders? Join Community Serving’s Nutrition Manager, Lindsay Keach Bronstein, MS, RD, LDN, and her team for this series of workshops that demonstrate simple techniques for selecting and cooking tasty, nutritious whole foods, and teach how these foods can improve health and protect against disease. Tastings will occur throughout class, and Nutritionists will be on hand to answer questions. Dishes are budget-friendly, with modifications provided for all tastes and dietary preferences. Community Servings is a not-for-profit food and nutrition program providing seasonal, medically-tailored, meals and nutrition services to individuals and families living with critical and chronic illnesses. Classes are free and open to all!



SBN's Boston Local Food Festival
Sunday, September 18 | 11AM-5PM
Rose Kennedy Greenway
Boston

For one spectacular day each year, Sustainable Business Network transforms the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the City of Boston into the nation's largest local & sustainable food hub! learn about the benefits of sustainably grown and produced food, shop the market, eat delicious local food, participate in fun, educational activities and exhibits, engage with top local chefs and enjoy local music. Trustees will bring our unique brand of farm-based family fun: milk our goats, meet our composting worms, and start some fall seedlings!



Fresh, Fast and Delicious for Less
Thursday, September 22 | 11:45AM-12:30PM and 1-1:45PM

Boston

Project Bread Chef Vanessa Labranche leads this free cooking demonstration to teach market patrons how to prepare healthy meals on a budget.

Each week, Chef Vanessa introduces new recipes that feature fresh, healthy foods that can be purchased at the market. Enjoy simple, tasty recipes that do not require a lot of time, skill, or money to prepare.

Classes are open to all.

Project Bread takes a fresh approach to ending hunger. They believe that the opposite of hungry isn't simply full - it's healthy. And because there's no single face of hunger, they develop multiple solutions that meet people where they are - solutions that provide people of all ages and walks of life with sustainable, reliable access to nutritious food.



REI Yoga
Thursday, September 22 | 7:30-8:30AM

Boston

Looking to practice Yoga in the company of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts? As part of the REI-Club Series, this session accommodates individuals taking yoga for the first time and can also challenge yoga enthusiasts. These sessions focus on proper postures and flow between poses. No experience necessary. Yoga mats available on a first come - first serve basis. Feel free to bring your own. Please arrive early as the doors will be locked promptly at start time. Join us for this wonderful event. Namaste.

 


Register online at https://www.rei.com/outdoorschool/search



Master Urban Gardener
Saturday, September 24 | 8:30AM-1PM

Boston

Whether you're a novice or veteran gardener, this 8-week intensive training (with a week off for Columbus Day) will teach you everything you need to grow a productive, healthy urban vegetable garden. Topics include soil science, botany, seed starting, pest control, and much more. Classes are taught by visiting experts from UNH, UMass, New England Wildflower Society, and more. Contact mdelima@thetrustees.org to learn more and to apply.



Batch Cooking
Sunday, September 25 | 4-7PM

Boston

Chef Alexis from The Ashley Street Teaching Kitchen shows you simple and easy approaches to batch cooking. Follow 4 entree recipes and 2 salad dressing recipes based on seasonal ingrdients. Create 4-6 meals for the whole week! Examples of dishes include Coconut Curried Kale and Butternut Squash, Roasted Red Pepper Tortilla Soup, Leek, Bacon & Goat Cheese Pizza and Black Bean Tostadas with Leek Jalapeno Salsa. She shows you the way to creative batch cooking at home, including how to tweak recipes to make them vegetarian or vegan when possible, build-your-own-salad ideas and the foods that hold up best for batch cooking.

Class fee includes materials, but please BYOT (bring your own to-go containers).



REI Yoga
Thursday, September 29 | 7:30-8:30AM

Boston

Looking to practice Yoga in the company of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts? As part of the REI-Club Series, this session accommodates individuals taking yoga for the first time and can also challenge yoga enthusiasts. These sessions focus on proper postures and flow between poses. No experience necessary. Yoga mats available on a first come - first serve basis. Feel free to bring your own. Please arrive early as the doors will be locked promptly at start time. Join us for this wonderful event. Namaste.

 


Register online at https://www.rei.com/outdoorschool/search



Fresh, Fast and Delicious for Less
Thursday, September 29 | 11:45AM-12:30PM and 1-1:45PM

Boston

Project Bread Chef Vanessa Labranche leads this free cooking demonstration to teach market patrons how to prepare healthy meals on a budget.

Each week, Chef Vanessa introduces new recipes that feature fresh, healthy foods that can be purchased at the market. Enjoy simple, tasty recipes that do not require a lot of time, skill, or money to prepare.

Classes are open to all.

Project Bread takes a fresh approach to ending hunger. They believe that the opposite of hungry isn't simply full - it's healthy. And because there's no single face of hunger, they develop multiple solutions that meet people where they are - solutions that provide people of all ages and walks of life with sustainable, reliable access to nutritious food.



Fall Garden Care & Garlic Planting
Saturday, October 1 | 3-4:30PM
Paul Gore Beecher Street Community Garden
Jamaica Plain

Fall is the perfect time to amend your soil, maintain perennials, apply mulch, and plant garlic and other bulbs. Come learn the best materials, timing and techniques for all of these important garden tasks. We'll do some hands-on learning and try to answer all of your fall gardening questions.



Master Urban Gardener
Saturday, October 1 | 8:30AM-1PM

Boston

Whether you're a novice or veteran gardener, this 8-week intensive training (with a week off for Columbus Day) will teach you everything you need to grow a productive, healthy urban vegetable garden. Topics include soil science, botany, seed starting, pest control, and much more. Classes are taught by visiting experts from UNH, UMass, New England Wildflower Society, and more. Contact mdelima@thetrustees.org to learn more and to apply.



Master Urban Gardener
Saturday, October 8 | 8:30AM-1PM

Boston

Whether you're a novice or veteran gardener, this 8-week intensive training (with a week off for Columbus Day) will teach you everything you need to grow a productive, healthy urban vegetable garden. Topics include soil science, botany, seed starting, pest control, and much more. Classes are taught by visiting experts from UNH, UMass, New England Wildflower Society, and more. Contact mdelima@thetrustees.org to learn more and to apply.



Harvest Potluck
Saturday, October 15 | 12Noon-4PM
Nightingale Community Garden
Dorchester

Celebrate the harvest season with a neighborhood garden potluck complete with a garden vegetable "stone soup" and local musicians.



Master Urban Gardener
Saturday, October 15 | 8:30AM-1PM

Boston

Whether you're a novice or veteran gardener, this 8-week intensive training (with a week off for Columbus Day) will teach you everything you need to grow a productive, healthy urban vegetable garden. Topics include soil science, botany, seed starting, pest control, and much more. Classes are taught by visiting experts from UNH, UMass, New England Wildflower Society, and more. Contact mdelima@thetrustees.org to learn more and to apply.



Boston Agricultural Exposition
Sunday, October 16 | 10AM-4PM
Haley House Cafe (outdoors)
Boston

We're having a Fair! Gardeners, backyard growers, and local farms come together to celebrate the season with a mix of exhibits, activities, fun, and food featuring local and regional agriculture.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                &a


Master Urban Gardener
Saturday, October 22 | 8:30AM-1PM

Boston

Whether you're a novice or veteran gardener, this 8-week intensive training (with a week off for Columbus Day) will teach you everything you need to grow a productive, healthy urban vegetable garden. Topics include soil science, botany, seed starting, pest control, and much more. Classes are taught by visiting experts from UNH, UMass, New England Wildflower Society, and more. Contact mdelima@thetrustees.org to learn more and to apply.



Make Your Own Compost
Saturday, October 22 | 3-4:30PM
Eagle Hill Memorial Community Garden
East Boston

Learn the art and science of making high-quality compost for your garden. We'll go over ingredients, care, and containers so you can make your own black gold. We'll cover best practices for successfully composting in community gardens and at home.



Master Urban Gardener
Saturday, October 29 | 8:30AM-1PM

Boston

Whether you're a novice or veteran gardener, this 8-week intensive training (with a week off for Columbus Day) will teach you everything you need to grow a productive, healthy urban vegetable garden. Topics include soil science, botany, seed starting, pest control, and much more. Classes are taught by visiting experts from UNH, UMass, New England Wildflower Society, and more. Contact mdelima@thetrustees.org to learn more and to apply.



Halloween at Hutch
Saturday, October 29 | 4-6PM

Milton

Join us for an evening of non-scary Halloween fun on the beautiful Governor Hutchinson's Field! Dress in your costume and come ready to play Halloween games and meet some friendly costumed characters. Bring your carved pumpkin to display.



Master Urban Gardener
Saturday, November 5 | 8:30AM-1PM

Boston

Whether you're a novice or veteran gardener, this 8-week intensive training (with a week off for Columbus Day) will teach you everything you need to grow a productive, healthy urban vegetable garden. Topics include soil science, botany, seed starting, pest control, and much more. Classes are taught by visiting experts from UNH, UMass, New England Wildflower Society, and more. Contact mdelima@thetrustees.org to learn more and to apply.



Campfire Treats & Tales
Saturday, November 19 | 4:30-6PM

Milton

Join us for a unique celebration of the Thanksgiving season. We'll gather around the campfire to make sweet and savory treats and participate in "theater in the round" stories of Native American history on the Neponset River.



Illumination Night
Wednesday, December 21 | 6-8PM

Milton

Come brighten the darkest day of the year with a solstice celebration of light and community, featuring a fire dancer, fire pit, hot chocolate, and music.