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.
Many common garden herbs can be used for making both tasty food and healing medicine! Join us in a tucked away community garden to learn tips on how to grow and prepare herbs to experience their healing benefits in both food and medicine. Take a tour of the garden and learn about growing annual and perennial herbs, then sample some preparations and learn to make them at home.
Cover crops add organic matter to your soil, retain water, and support microbial life. USDA agronomist and experienced gardener Tom Akin will teach you how to incorporate cover crops without losing valuable time and space in the growing season. With NOFA/Mass & Groundwork Somerville.
Join PRX Podcast Garage & Trustees for a night of live storytelling in the iconic Berkeley Community Garden.
The evening will begin by meeting your neighbors with mingling and guided storytelling, followed by a live performance of personal stories on the theme of “Roots." BYO picnic dinner with snacks available for sale. FREE and open to all. No dogs or alcoholic beverages are allowed in the garden.
The theme of the night is “Roots,” from literal of a tree to figurative roots of culture. What keeps you in one place or grounds you in one perspective? Are your roots your strength or your shackles?
If you would like to tell a personal 5-minute story on this theme, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell us your name and a little about your story!
Celebrate summer with an astronomy night and BYO picnic. Join local astronomy teacher and your neighbors for a warm evening in the field using telescopes to observe and learn about the wonders of the night sky. Bring a blanket and a picnic to enjoy at dusk. After dark, around 8:15pm, we'll observe Saturn, star clusters, the Milky Way, and constellations including Cygnus, Cassiopeia, Hercules, Lyra, and the Big Dipper. We'll have a telescope but feel free to bring your own too. Please check this FB event for weather updates. Rain/cloud date: August 22, same times.
Ever look at a spot in the landscape and think "noting will grow here"? Come join Dan Jaffe at Minton Stable Garden in JP to discuss native species that will grow in any landscape. From dry, acidic shade, to dry, sandy, full sun spots, we'll cover plants that could help to fill your problem areas. You name the nasty spot and we'll give you a list of plants that will not only grow there but will play an active role in the ecosystem (as well as being beautiful to behold!)
New this season we will be hosting a series of Wednesday evening get-togethers for gardeners to spend time on both skill building and problem solving. We will start each meeting with a brief skill building section, then spend time on questions from the group regarding any aspect for community gardening – everything from basic garden practices to helping your garden organization work more smoothly. As the season progresses, suggestions from the group will inform the monthly skill building session.
We’ll also offer an online community where questions can be asked and answered in a timely way.
Share tricks of the trade with other community gardeners and Trustees staff at our get-together. Get all of your gardening and organizing questions answered!
Early September is the perfect time to get native perennials, trees & shrubs and cold hardy vegetable seedlings in the ground. Find top-notch plants organically grown right here at City Natives, along with cover crop seed, season extension supplies, soil amendments, and great advice. Check back for a full plant list.
Join us for the second annual Boston Agricultural Exposition. The Expo is a day of agricultural exhibits,live animals, urban homesteading information, hands-on activities, farmers market, and old time games and contests. A great family outing with games and activities for kids of all ages. Be sure not to miss the pie eating contests and the zucchini races! We are once again we are partnering with Agricultural Hall and the Haley House on this seasonal celebration.
Fermentation, canning, and quick pickling are great ways to hold on to the bounty of summer. This hands-on workshop will teach you how to do all three. You'll enjoy samples and leave with the recipes and knowledge to safely make your own preserves out of a variety of seasonal ingredients.
Goats on the greenway!
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.
Join Trustees in the Family Fun Zone for farm-based fun & games: milk our goats, meet our composting worms, and try your hand at veggie-based crafts!
THe Lenox & Kendall Community Garden will open its gate to visitors. Come tour the garden, meet gardeners, learn more about their plans for the season, share gardening tips, and get inspired. We’ll have light refreshments, information about signing up for a plot, and a mini-concert featuring local musicians. Come enjoy the weather with your neighbors and friends
The Lenox & Kendall Community Garden will open its gate to visitors. Come early and explore the garden. We’ll have light refreshments, information about community gardening in Boston, and a mini-concert featuring local musicians. Come enjoy the garden with your neighbors and friends.