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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 617-542-7696. BNAN programs and events are free, all are welcome.
Boston Urban Forest Council Meeting and
Spring Tree Giveaway Info Session
Tuesday, March 4 (originally scheduled for March 6, please note change of date)
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
BNAN Office, 62 Summer Street, Downtown Crossing
We'll work to finalize a memo to the Walsh Administration on Boston's Tree Policies and Urban Forest. An investment in Boston's urban forest reinforces the City's climate change planning efforts and the Walsh administration's pledge to improve public health and welfare. Come be a part of the discussion and share your voice with the new administration.
Boston Natural Areas Network is launching its second Free Tree Giveaway this spring, formalizing it into a program called Spreading Our Roots. We'll have a short information session on the program, and important dates for the application process. The Tree Giveaway is open to all Boston residents, community groups, schools and non-profit organizations serving Boston. Residents may request 1 free tree, groups may request up to 3 trees. You must submit a brief application to be considered for a free tree. Selected applicants will be notified, and must pick up their trees on Saturday, April 19 at BNAN's City Natives in Mattapan. For more information contact Linda Ciesielski at email@example.com or phone 617-542-7696.
Neponset River Greenway
First Bike Ride of Spring:
Annual Neponset Ride
Saturday, March 22
Meet at concession stand at Fort
Day Blvd., South Boston
Meet at concession stand at Fort Independence/Castle Island, Day Blvd., South Boston 2014 is going to be a big year for the Neponset Greenway, with anticipated construction on multiple parts of the trail. Come see for yourself and welcome spring by riding the entire Neponset Greenway, end to end, exploring the present and future paths. A 13- mile flat ride (one way) both on-road and on paths, good for average and seasoned cyclists. Helmets required. Pre-registration recommended by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boston Gardeners Council Film Series
The Boston Gardeners Council presents the 2014 Film Series, a three--month series of award-winning documentaries. From January to March, join BNAN and friends as we learn about the most basic and vital ingredients of a healthy garden: soil and water. As a part of the Resilient Garden program, gardeners will learn the complexities of soil and the importance of rainwater collection. All films will end with a panel discussion of compost and water enthusiasts.
The final movie of the series:
Flow: For the Love of Water
March 26, 6:30- 8:30 p.m.
BNAN, 62 Summer Street, Downtown Crossing
Irena Salina's award-winning documentary portrays investigations into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st century - The World Water Crisis. Join Boston Natural Areas Network and others for a screening of the film "Flow: For the Love of Water," followed by a panel discussion on innovative ways Boston residents and organizations are creating resilient gardens and harvesting rainwater in gardens and beyond. Registration required by contacting 617-542-7696 or email@example.com. BNAN programs and events are free, all are welcome.
Do you love to garden? Join over 400 community and backyard gardening enthusiasts for a full day of lectures, demos and hands-on workshops. Learn how to keep bees, grow mushrooms, plan your garden and more. Plus, the perennially popular community garden awards will honor Bostonians who’ve made extraordinary contributions to our gardening community. Join BNAN for this special event!
Over 640 teens have participated in the Youth Conservation Corps since it began, and BNAN is anticipating another 60 youth will serve in the program in 2014, its 20th year of operation. This year, four teams of youth age 15-18 will work along the Neponset River Greenway in Dorchester and Mattapan, the East Boston Greenway, Allandale Woods in West Roxbury, and our Urban Agriculture sites in Roxbury and Hyde Park. YCC teens learn teamwork and job skills while engaged in park improvement projects involving environmental restoration, trail building, landscaping, urban agriculture and more.
The winter 2014 issue of BNAN's Urban & Green Newsletter is available online. Included in the newsletter is the BNAN calendar of winter 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
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