Are you ready to start dreaming of spring? There’s no better place than the Gardeners’ Gathering: the annual forum for gardeners to shrug off the winter chill and come together to celebrate urban gardening in Boston and beyond.
On March 31st, you’re invited to join Trustees, Mayor Marty Walsh, and over 400 gardeners in Boston for a day of learning and connecting with other gardeners and urban environmental organizations.
Free and open to all, the 43rd Annual Gardeners’ Gathering will feature a host of gardening, urban homesteading, and community organizing workshops, a keynote address and presentation of the Community Garden Awards by Mayor Walsh, and an information gallery full of Boston-area agriculture, gardening, and environmental organizations.
The Gardeners’ Gathering offers more than two dozen skill-building workshops for both vegetable and ornamental gardeners, from novices to experts. If you’re looking to hone your vegetable-growing skills, you can learn from experts about things like No-Till Gardening, Water-Wise Gardening, Indoor Seed Starting, Garden Diseases, Container Gardening and much more. If it’s urban homesteading expertise you seek, you can choose from a host of workshops like Backyard Chickens, Sauerkraut, Urban Foraging, and Herbal Medicine. If your interest is in community organizing, join us for the Garden Coordinators’ Roundtable and Starting a Community Garden.
The Gathering will also feature the popular Annual Community Garden Awards presentations by Mayor Marty Walsh. Individuals, garden groups, and non-profit organizations that have made significant contributions to the Boston gardening community will be honored with the “Hall of Fame,” “Rookie Gardener of the Year,” and “Most Valuable Gardener” awards.
A complete list of workshops and exhibitors will be linked here once available. Contact Boston Community Gardens Engagement Site Manager Michelle de Lima at email@example.com or 617.542.7696 x2115 with questions.