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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!

Vegetable Garden Planning
Monday, February 5 | 6-7:30PM

Boston

Learn to get the most out of your vegetable garden! Whether you're planning a new garden or trying to improve your existing one, learning how to plan and map your garden can teach you to grow more food in a small space while taking good care of your soil. We'll cover variety selection, spacing, interplanting, succession planting, and season extension. We'll touch on soil fertility and cover cropping as well.

Come with ideas for and measurements of your garden space, if possible. We'll take time to do some hands-on planning and you'll have a chance to draft a plan for the coming season and get feedback on it.

The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market is adjacent to Haymarket T stop on the Orange Line. Validated parking is available in the Parcel 7 Garage attached to the Boston Public Market. You can enter the Kitchen through the market on 100 Hanover Street or though its own entrance on the corner of Congress and Sudbury Streets.



Community Gardens in Boston: An Oral History
Monday, February 12 | 6-8PM

Boston

In celebration of Black History Month, join us for a celebration of the rich history of community gardening and urban farming in Boston. Leaders of the movement will share their stories, and we will come together around a shared potluck meal. Please bring a dish to share if you're able, but feel free to come without one.

No registration needed.

The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market is adjacent to Haymarket T stop on the Orange Line. Validated parking is available in the Parcel 7 Garage attached to the Boston Public Market. You can enter the Kitchen through the market on 100 Hanover Street or though its own entrance on the corner of Congress and Sudbury Streets. 



Start Your Own Seeds
Monday, March 5 | 6-7:30PM

Boston

Starting your own vegetable, herb, and flower seedlings allows you to get the exact varieties you want, save money, and see the whole life cycle of your plants. Join us to learn what you need to grow thriving seedlings and get your garden off to a healthy start! We'll cover seed selection, soil mix, containers, lighting, and timing.

After going over the info, we'll get our hands dirty planting some seeds to take home.

The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market is adjacent to Haymarket T stop on the Orange Line. Validated parking is available in the Parcel 7 Garage attached to the Boston Public Market. You can enter the Kitchen through the market on 100 Hanover Street or though its own entrance on the corner of Congress and Sudbury Streets.



43rd Annual Gardeners' Gathering
Saturday, March 31 | 11-5:30PM
Shillman Hall, Northeastern University
Boston

Join Mayor Walsh, the Boston gardening community, Trustees, and many partner organizations to celebrate the start of the gardening season! The Gathering is a day full of informative workshops, engaging exhibitors, networking, and inspiration!

Spend the day learning from local experts and celebrating outstanding gardeners with the Community Garden Awards presented by Mayor Walsh.

The full program of over two dozen workshops, covering topics from urban foraging to no-till gardening to community garden organizing, will be linked here when available.