BNAN sends information seasonally to community garden coordinators so that they and the gardeners continue to be updated on programs, events, and resources for community gardens.
BNAN relies on the garden coordinators to distribute this information to the gardeners. We use email when possible along with our website to distribute this information. BNAN hopes that this makes it easier for both garden coordinators and gardeners to stay informed. We will continue to distribute the information by email to coordinators, and both coordinators and gardeners are welcome to check this page of our website. Please note that a few documents are for coordinators only, such as compost and seed order forms, and these will be clearly marked.
January 4, 2013
Dear Garden Leader,
Happy New Year! Itís time again to request seeds and compost for your community garden, these resources are for Boston community gardens only. We have you listed as a coordinator or contact for your garden. For some gardens, we have one or two others listed who will also receive this memo, but otherwise you are the only one from the garden who is getting this information.
Please let us know immediately if you are no longer the contact for the garden. Call BNAN at 617-542-7696 or email Karen Chaffee at email@example.com.
FREE SEEDS. Order free vegetable seeds for your community garden. Determine the amount and types of seeds everyone in the garden would like. Please order only what your garden will use. BNAN purchases these seeds for distribution. THESE PRE-ORDERED SEEDS MUST BE PICKED-UP AT THE GARDENERS GATHERING IN THE SPRING. SEEDS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AT 4:30 P.M. Mail or fax (617-542-0383) the enclosed/attached order form to BNAN, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call in the seed order to Kim at 617-542-7696 x17. Forms are due by Friday, February 1.
FREE SPRING COMPOST DELIVERY. We anticipate that compost will be available for Boston community gardeners through the City of Boston Public Works Departmentís Recycling Program this year. As you know, there was no compost provided by Boston Public Works Department in 2012. This valuable soil amendment provides vital nutrients and assists with lead and PAHs in urban soils. Make sure you order enough for all your gardeners. A method to assist you to calculate amounts is included on the requst form. Mail or fax (617-542-0383) the enclosed/attached order form to BNAN, or email to email@example.com or call in the compost request to Kim at 617-542-7696 x17. Forms are due by Friday, February 1.
BOSTON COMPOSTS! A Series of Boston Gardeners Council Community Forums This winter BNAN and the Boston Gardeners Council are organizing a three part series that will focus on the interest and demand for access to high quality compost for community and backyard gardeners in Boston. We are bringing a wide range of experts into the room including representatives from the Boston Public Works Compost Program as well as specialists in soil science and public health, start up compost initiatives and great models for composting in home gardens. Join us for the first part of the series....
Tuesday, January 15th, 6:00 Ė 8:00 pm
BNAN Office, 62 Summer Street, Downtown Boston
A light dinner will be provided
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
This Boston Gardeners Council event will be dedicated to learning about compost provided through the city of Boston and increasing awareness and knowledge of compost as one of many approaches to soil improvement in our gardens. BNAN Garden Educator, Erika Rumbley will lead an interactive workshop on compost and soil building and Susan Cascino, Director of Recycling from the City of Boston Department of Public Works will present on city compost plans for 2013 . Donít worry, weíll save plenty of time for questions.
Join us for Boston Composts! Your voice is important! All coordinators and gardeners are welcome to attend.
Later in January you will receive the Winter Garden Coordinator Update from BNAN Garden Staff with information on resources along with news and updates for your community garden. Stay tuned!
BNAN Stewardship Manager
Valerie Burns, President
Vidya Tikku, Vice President
Shea Ennen, Operations Manager
Candice Cook, Program Manager
Jeremy Dick, Director of Property and Horticulture
Erika Rumbley, Garden Educator
Karen Chaffee, Stewardship Manager
Bill Stanton, Grant and Outreach Coordinator
Mathew Cahill, Urban Tree Program Coordinator
Casey Townsend, Urban Grower
Dana Chepulis, South End and Lower Roxbury Garden Coordinator
Kim Kudrna, Program Assistant
Pat Grady, Administrative Assistant
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