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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!

Garden Meetup
Wednesday, September 6 | 6-7:30PM
Lenox & Kendall Community Garden
Roxbury

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!



Garden Meetup
Wednesday, September 6 | 6-7:30PM
Lenox & Kendall Community Garden
Roxbury

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.

  • Wednesday, May 3rd 6 - 7:30PM            West Springfield Community Garden, South End
  • Wednesday, July 12th 6 - 7:30              Rutland Washington Community Garden, South End
  • Wednesday, September 6th 6-7:30PM   Lenox & Kendall Community Garden, Lower Roxbury


Fall Plant Sale
Saturday, September 9 | 10AM-2PM

Mattapan

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.



Boston Agricultural Exposition
Sunday, September 10 | 11AM-4PM
Haley House Bakery Cafe (outside)
Roxbury

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.



Save Your Own Seeds
Saturday, September 16 | 10AM-12PM
Fanueil Branch Library
Brighton

Saving your own seeds from vegetables and flowers is a satisfying way to complete the growing cycle. Saving your own seed saves money, allows you to propagate plants that thrive in your garden’s conditions, and even reduces the carbon footprint of your garden! Come learn how to properly harvest and store seeds from common garden plants.

Co-sponsored by the Brighton Garden Club and Faneuil Branch Library. Come at 10:00 for refreshments; workshop begins at 10:30.



Composting Together
Saturday, September 16 | 10:00AM-11:30AM
Chilcott & Granada Community Garden
Jamaica Plain

Learn to make your own black gold! Join us in a lovely JP community garden to get all your compost questions answered.

Making compost allows you to recycle waste products into a valuable soil amendment. We'll go over ingredients, methods, and containers for making great compost in your community garden or backyard without creating pest problems.



Preserving the Harvest
Saturday, September 16 | 10AM-12PM
Symphony Road Community Garden
Boston

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.



SBN's Boston Local Food Festival
Sunday, September 17 | 11AM-5PM
Rose Kennedy Greenway
Boston

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! 



Sounds of the Garden Concert
Thursday, September 21 | 6-7PM
Lenox & Kendall Community Garden
Boston

The Lenox & Kendall Community Garden is hosting a mini concert featuring local musicians. 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.



Open Garden Afternoon
Thursday, September 21 | 4-7PM
Lenox & Kendall Community Garden
Boston

THe Lenox & Kendall Community Garden will open its gate to visitors. Come tour the garden, meet gardeners, share gardening tips, and get inspired. We’ll have light refreshments, information about finding a community garden plot, and a mini-concert featuring local musicians. Come enjoy the evening with your neighbors and friends