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Program Updates

Program listings below are for the next several weeks. For a complete schedule of all BNAN programs check our newsletter posted online, or check listings by date using the calendar. To receive BNAN's free, biweekly eNews with program, event and news updates, please subscribe below. For more information or to register for a program (unless otherwise noted) email info@bostonnatural.org or phone 617-542-7696. BNAN programs and events are free, all are welcome.

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BNAN Annual Event
9th Annual Harvest Festival &
Perennial Divide

Saturday, September 13
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
CITY NATIVES
30 EDGEWATER DRIVE, MATTAPAN

Celebrate the harvest season with honeybees and cooking workshops. Dig up your perennials to share, take part in family games, and shop for City Natives-grown plants, soil amendments and season extension supplies. Rain or shine.


Spreading Roots Tree Giveaway Fall 2014
Applications due Monday, September 22, 5:00 PM

Boston Natural Areas Network is excited to announce our third major Spreading Roots tree giveaway! On Sunday, October 5 we will be giving away 75 trees to deserving Boston residents, non-profits and community groups. The funding for this tree giveaway is made possible through a donation from the American Bar Association. For more information and application click here.


Boston Gardeners Council - Community Garden Nights
The Importance of Pollinators
Tuesday, September 16 PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED
6:00 - 7:30 PM

Boston Day and Evening Academy
20 Kearsarge Ave, Roxbury

Join BNAN and the Boston Gardeners Council in exploring the busy lives of pollinators! Find out why and how we can attract pollinators with varieties of plants in our gardens. All gardeners and friends are invited to come. A BBQ and potluck lunch will follow- make sure to bring your favorite dish to share. To RSVP, email dana@bostonnatural.org or call 617-542-7696.


Boston Urban Forest Council
BUFC Meeting
Wednesday, September 17
6–7PM
BNAN OFFICE, 62 SUMMER STREET, DOWNTOWN BOSTON

Open to all residents and community groups, the council is for anyone interested in discussing the current state of Boston's urban canopy and wild spaces, and planning for the future. RSVP requested 617-542-7696 or email ngrady@ttor.org


Tastes of the Garden Summer Series
Cultural Fusion Cuisine
Thursday, September 18
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Ashley Street East Boston YMCA
54 Ashley Street, East Boston

Join BNAN and the East Boston YM CA for a delicious evening of cooking. Explore different techniques for fusion cooking with a focus on local produce, while learning how to add new flavor to summer favorites! Registration required, limited space. To register call 617-542-7696 or email dana@bostonnatural.org
Download Tastes series flyer here.


Resilient Gardens
Season Extension
Saturday, September 20
(2 sessions)
10AM–12NOON
WOOLSON STREET COMMUNITY GARDEN
44 WOOLSON STREET, MATTAPAN
AND
1:30–3:30PM
LEYLAND STREET COMMUNITY GARDEN
6 - 18 LEYLAND STREET, DORCHESTER

Learn to grow healthy greens into the winter using a variety of season extension methods.


See below for September 27 workshop Dips and Dressings, part of Preserving the Harvest cooking series.


MayorWalsh’s Seed Share
Saving Seeds
Saturday, September 27
10AM–12NOON
MATTAPAN BRANCH LIBRARY
1350 BLUE HILL AVENUE,MATTAPAN

Learn to collect, process and store seeds from tomatoes, lettuce, beans and other garden favorites.


Canning & Freezing Demonstration
Sunday, September 28 11AM–1PM
WEST ROXBURY FARMERS MARKET
CENTRE STREET AND COREY STREET, WEST ROXBURY

Pick up some fresh seasonal produce and learn how to preserve summer’s flavors.


Tastes of the Garden presents
PRESERVING THE HARVEST
Join Boston Natural Areas Network in the Tastes of the Garden cooking series to learn new and fun ways to preserve your bountiful summer harvest. Every attendee will go home with a jar of canned goods.

All classes are free and open to all. Registration is required, limited space. To register, contact info@bostonnatural.org or call 617-542-7696.

Download Tastes of the Garden fall series flyer.

Dips and Dressings
Saturday, September 27
9:30 - 11:30AM
Future Chefs, 560 ALBANY STREET, SOUTH END
Join us in learning how to make your own dips and salad dressings with dried herbs from the summer harvest. A great way to save money, stay healthy, and have fun!

Jams and Chutneys
Saturday, October 4
9:30 - 11:30 AM
Future Chefs, 560 ALBANY STREET, SOUTH END
A great workshop to get a headstart in making homemade holiday gifts. Learn how to use berries and vegetables to make different and interesting canned goods for friends and family (or yourself!).

Pickling and Preserving
Saturday, October 18
11:00 AM- 12:30 PM
Uphams Corner Branch Library
500 COLUMBIA ROAD, DORCHESTER
Enjoy the flavors of summer all year long. Come learn simple ways to can, pickle and store vegetables that are packed with flavor.


Urban & Green Newsletter

The summer 2014 issue of BNAN's Urban & Green Newsletter is available online. Included in the newsletter is the BNAN calendar of summer events and programs. Read it to find out what's happening in Boston's Community Gardens, Urban Wilds and along the Neponset and East Boston Greenways. Click here for current and past newsletters