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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 in the Field: Monsters, Inc.
Friday, July 29 | 7:30-10:30PM

Milton

Come enjoy an outdoor movie in our Friday series with friends, family, and neighbors.


• July 1 – Despicable Me 2
• July 15 – Finding Nemo
• July 29 – Monsters, Inc.
• August 19 – Toy Story


We'll have popcorn and beverages for sale to snack on during the movie. Bring water, picnics, blankets, chairs and bug spray. Come between 7:30 & 8:30 to find a spot and enjoy pre-movie games and activities. The movie will start after sundown. Parking is available on the field--look for the purple banner on the left side. 

 



Sundaes on Saturday with Crescent Ridge & Taza Chocolate
Saturday, July 30 | 1-3PM

Boston

Stop by any time between 1-3 pm and make yourself a delicious ice cream sundae while learning about chocolate and ice cream making from the staffers at Taza Chocolate and Crescent Ridge.

No registration required, pay for your sundaes at the door (while supplies last).

 

 

 

 

 



Taste of the Season Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Sunday, July 31 | 11AM-1PM

Boston

Stop by the Kitchen for our weekly seasonal tastings sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts. Each week will feature seasonal produce or products from the market. Experts will be on hand to inform and enlighten you about how the food is grown or prepared as well as provide tips for incorporating the featured item into your meal. Taste of the Season is free and open to all, so visit the Kitchen and have a taste!



Fairy Gardens
Tuesday, August 2 | 10-11:30AM

Boston

Want to create a magical garden to attract fairies? Barbara Rietscha from Stow Greenhouses will teach you how to create an enchanted fairy garden complete with fairy house, plants, accessories and even a fairy! Recommended for ages 6+ with adult (one registration fee = one adult + one child)

Bring your imagination!



Fresh, Fast and Delicious for Less
Thursday, August 4 | 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.



Garden Mixology
Thursday, August 4 | 6-8PM
Northampton Community Garden
South End, Boston

The Trustees and the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts are excited to present a series of Garden Mixology Classes this summer. Attendees will learn how to craft 3 unique cocktails using local spirits while enjoying appetizers from local caterers and restaurants, all while in a unique urban garden setting. 

Join us on Thursday, August 4 in Northampton Street Community Garden in the South End for our third class. Privateer is our featured distiller and delicious Filipino cuisine will be provided by Pamangan.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/garden-mixology-craft-distillers-local-food-in-south-end-gardens-tickets-22925348334

 



REI Yoga
Thursday, August 4 | 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



Cancelled -- Chilling Out at the Raw Bar
Thursday, August 4 | 6-8PM

Boston
This event has been cancelled.

Keep cool in the kitchen this summer by learning all about the latest trends at the raw bar, including ceviches, crudos, and carpaccios. In this interactive class, sample several fresh dishes inspired by Market ingredients paired with samples of wines or beers, all for a raw-ful good time!



SNAP-Ed Monthly Nutrition Workshops
Friday, August 5 | 1:30-2:30PM

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



Dipping Into Fondue
Friday, August 5 | 5:30-8PM

Boston

Join us on the first Friday of every month for a demo all about fondues both sweet and savory. Learn about different cheeses and chocolates that make the best fondues.Enjoy board games and classic music and TV. The perfect bites for fondue dipping as well as a sampling of complimenary beer and wine make this the perfect casual Friday for you to drop in on. Stop by any time after 5:30.



Taste of the Season Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Sunday, August 7 | 11AM-1PM

Boston

Stop by the Kitchen for our weekly seasonal tastings sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts. Each week will feature seasonal produce or products from the market. Experts will be on hand to inform and enlighten you about how the food is grown or prepared as well as provide tips for incorporating the featured item into your meal. Taste of the Season is free and open to all, so visit the Kitchen and have a taste!



Slow Food Summer Social
Tuesday, August 9 | 6-8PM

Boston

Join Slow Food Boston at the Kitchen at the Boston Public Market for a Summer Slow Food Social featuring Buffalo Trace Bourbon.

Throughout the year,  Slow Food  will hold socials (aka cocktail hour!) at various bars and restaurants around town to encourage Slow Food members and the Boston food community at large to learn more about the Slow Food movement and connect with like-minded folks.

Registration for this event includes 1 complimentary Summer Social Signature Cocktail and snacks from Boston Public Market vendors.

About Slow Food Boston: Slow Food Boston is a local chapter of an international food movement that supports “good, clean, fair food for all." We believe in building communities around the sensory experiences associated with food in order to create and sustain healthier relationships, environments, and citizenry. We seek to celebrate the diversity of food traditions to discover the bonds we share across cultures, continents, and kitchen tables. Every day we harness individual expertise and communal passion to work towards a better for system for all. And at the end of each, we don't think there's anything better than good food and good drinks shared with good friends. Here at Slow Food Boston we work to promote foods grown, produced, and prepared here in Massachusetts and throughout New England. We seek to raise awareness of sustainability issues and to host events that are just plain fun.

Slow Food is an international volunteer-run organization committed to building communities through the food we eat, promoting GOOD, CLEAN and FAIR food for all. With a network of over 150,000 volunteers across the globe, we are collectively committed to supporting efforts in making our food supply more sustainable, cleaner, and accessible for all.

Slow Food Boston strives to make our events open to all, regardless of price. Should the $5.00 fee prohibit your attendance, please contact us at gideonsfb@gmail.com



Flick On the Lawn
Wednesday, August 10 | 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.



Fresh, Fast and Delicious for Less
Thursday, August 11 | 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.



Flavors of the Caribbean:Jamaica
Thursday, August 11 | 6:30-8:30PM

Boston

Jamaica is a country, full of history, heritage, and people from all parts and corners of the world.


With an island having so much influence from all over the world, it's no wonder that the food is just as original, unique and tasty – boasting of influences from the Spanish, British, East Indian, West African, Portuguese, Chinese, French and the Dutch. One cannot be but fascinated with the rich culinary choices of Jamaica.


In this hands on class, the focus is on a simple street food, Jamaican patties, savory baked turnovers filled typically with thyme, scotch bonnet peppers, curry powder and other delicious ingredients. Learn how to make the foundation of a good Jamaican patty turnover dough from scratch and then make two versions of the patties, a beef and vegetarian option. Also learn how to make “rice & peas” infused with coconut milk. Tasting of all follows at the end of the class.



REI Yoga
Thursday, August 11 | 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



Shooting Star Campout
Friday, August 12 | 7PM-9AM

Milton

Enjoy some campfire snacks before stretching out beneath the stars to enjoy the annual Perseid meteor shower. Bring your sleeping bag, tent, flashlight and bug spray.



Flicks On the Lawn
Wednesday, August 17 | 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.



Fresh, Fast and Delicious for Less
Thursday, August 18 | 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, August 18 | 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



Save Your Own Seeds
Thursday, August 18 | 6-7:30PM

Mattapan

Complete the growing season and prepare for the next by saving your own seeds. Learn to collect, process, and store seeds from tomatoes, lettuce, beans and other garden favorites. With Ganei Beantown.



The KITCHEN's 1st Birthday!
Friday, August 19 | 10AM-7PM

Boston

Stop by The KITCHEN and join us in celebrating our 1 year birthday AND 125 years of The Trustees! Fun activities all day long for families and children of all ages including free cake, cooking demos, board games & bingo, and a scavenger hunt around the Market & Greenway.



Flicks in the Field: Toy Story
Friday, August 19 | 7:30-10:30PM

Milton

Come enjoy an outdoor movie in our Friday series with friends, family, and neighbors.


• July 1 – Despicable Me 2
• July 15 – Finding Nemo
• July 29 – Monsters, Inc.
• August 19 – Toy Story


We'll have popcorn and beverages for sale to snack on during the movie. Bring water, picnics, blankets, chairs and bug spray. Come between 7:30 & 8:30 to find a spot and enjoy pre-movie games and activities. The movie will start after sundown. Parking is available on the field--look for the purple banner on the left side. 

 



National Honeybee Day Honey Workshop
Saturday, August 20 | 12Noon-2PM

Boston

It's National Honeybee Day on August 20th! Come join Evan Reseska and team from the Boston Honey Company for a fun and family friendly workshop all about the wonders of honeybees: 

- A talk and presentation on beefarming in Massachusetts by the Boston Honey Company

- Honey tasting and recipe cards to take home of different recipes using honey

- A chance to help extract some fresh honey with a jar of freshly bottled honey to go for every participant.

The buzz is on...be sure to sign up in advance for this sweet workshop. Limited tickets will be available at the door for $25.



Stillman's Tomato Contest
Sunday, August 21 | 10AM-1PM

Boston

Stillman's Farm handed out 100 tomato plants on May 21st and now they are welcoming everyone back for their 1st annual tomato contest in The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market.

There will be many categories and fun prizes!
Snacks and plenty of tomatoes for sampling!
The contest is open to all amateur growers, with separate categories for juniors and adults.

Did you participate in Stillman's May tomato plant giveaway but do not have a tomato to enter? Bring a picture of your plant! Every participant in our May tomato plant giveaway will win a prize just for showing up!

It's been a tough growing season and parting with your precious fruit might be difficult. Therefore, they will not observing traditional tomato contest entry requirements. Bring one tomato (by all means bring more if you want to show them off). If you have cherry tomatoes, please try to bring 3-5.

Categories Junior and Adult:
Ideally, every entry will be tasted. Don’t have one ready for eating? Bring it anyway. Disclaimer: Stillman's will be making up the rules as they go, especially for juniors 

  • Tastiest (may be separated by variety)
  • Tastiest Cherry Tomato (5 if you have them)
  • Heaviest 
  • Ugliest
  • Most Perfect

There will be actual useful or tasty prizes for the winners (ie: food you want to eat, gift cards for BPM, not a plastic trophy)

If you want schedule updates for the contest, as well as contest categories, please sign up for Stillman's email list on their website. Participants are welcome to email the farm for any growing advice, assistance or troubleshooting. http://stillmansfarm.com/


Entries may be dropped off between 10am and 11:45am. Judging will take place at noon. Join us for snacks and tomato sampling from noon to 1pm



Taste of the Season Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Sunday, August 21 | 11AM-1PM

Boston

Stop by the Kitchen for our weekly seasonal tastings sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts. Each week will feature seasonal produce or products from the market. Experts will be on hand to inform and enlighten you about how the food is grown or prepared as well as provide tips for incorporating the featured item into your meal. Taste of the Season is free and open to all, so visit the Kitchen and have a taste!



Batch Cooking
Sunday, August 21 | 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).



Deborah's Kitchen Demo
Sunday, August 21 | 1-3PM

Boston

While most jams and preserves today use two thirds refined sugar or high fructose corn syrup, Deborah's Kitchen uses two thirds fruit, all natural sugar and no preservatives. The payoff is far superior taste and less calories!

Their creative blend of multiple fruits make each flavor a unique gourmet treat as: meat and fish glazes; stir fry, marinades and barbecue sauces; dessert toppings and fillings; sandwich spreads; breakfast bread and cereal toppings; diluted for salad dressings; mix in yogurt and cottage cheese; or for many, simply enhancing the humble piece of toast. When taste and healthier choice matter, Spreadable Fruits are the real performer.

Drop in between 1-3 to meet Deborah and sample some of her delicious concoctions.

 



Flicks On the Lawn
Wednesday, August 24 | 6-10:30PM
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.



32nd Annual Massachsuetts Tomato Contest
Wednesday, August 24 | 9AM-1PM

Boston

Interested in learning more about how tomatoes are grown and all about the many different varieties? Stop by the Kitchen in the Boston Public Market to see commercial tomato growers being judged on the flavor, firmness/slicing quality, color, and shape of their tomatoes. After watching the contest, you’ll never buy bad tomatoes again! The contest is sponsored by the New England Vegetable and Berry Growers Association in cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources and Mass Farmers’ Markets.

Schedule:

9 am – 10:45 am: Registration of tomato entries

11 am – 12 pm: Judging

11 am – 2 pm: Sampling of tomatoes by the public, UMass Extension cooking demo & information tables

1 pm – Award Presentation



REI Yoga
Thursday, August 25 | 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, August 25 | 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.



Brown Bag Lunch: Cheese Chat
Friday, August 26 | 12Noon-1PM

Boston

Grab your lunch or a snack in the Market and join us in The KITCHEN for informal culinary chats with the vendors of the Boston Public Market.

 



Shake and Shake! Cardio Dance and Smoothies
Saturday, August 27 | 9:30-11AM

Boston

Join Emily McLaughlin for a Zumba class in The KITCHEN followed by smoothie-making and tasting! Emily, as both a yogi and healthy food blogger, adds cooking demos to her yoga class. Come for the Zumba, stay for the smoothies!

 

 



Taste of the Season Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Sunday, August 28 | 11AM-1PM

Boston

Stop by the Kitchen for our weekly seasonal tastings sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts. Each week will feature seasonal produce or products from the market. Experts will be on hand to inform and enlighten you about how the food is grown or prepared as well as provide tips for incorporating the featured item into your meal. Taste of the Season is free and open to all, so visit the Kitchen and have a taste!



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.



Chopped:Kids Cooking Class
Wednesday, August 31 | 1-4PM

Boston

The primary focus of the class is to build culinary skills and encourage teamwork and creativity while introducing the children to the importance of locally sourced foods.  Each class will showcase the vendors and products at the Boston Public Market. The students will collaborate in teams of 3 or 4 participants to create a dish or meal with ingredients sourced from vendors in the market and utilizing the kitchen pantry items.

Learning opportunities will include culinary techniques and basic kitchen skills, introducing (new) foods and ingredients and gaining information about local vendors and their farming methods & practices. Students are encouraged to be curious and ask questions both in class and in conversations with the vendors.

The classes are 3 hours in duration which includes a trip through the market, time spent with a vendor selecting items for the meal, cooking and prep time and a short break during the class for snacks and recreation.

The age range for students is 11- 13 yrs old. Exceptions may be made on an individual basis and are at the sole discretion of the instructor.



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.



Grow Greens for Sukkot and Beyond
Monday, September 12 | 5:30-7PM

Mattapan

Hoping to have your own vegetables to share in your Sukkah at the end of October? In this hands-on workshop, we'll discuss timing and crop varieties and learn simple, affordable techniques for extending the season. 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



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.



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.



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!