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. Also, download the Boston's Urban Forest Spring 2013 Program Series Schedule and the 2013 Seed, Sow & Grow brochure. 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 email@example.com or phone 617-542-7696. BNAN programs and events are free, all are welcome.
Boston Rain Saver program
The Boston Rain Saver program has been a tremendous success, we have sold all 100 rain barrels. We are no longer accepting orders for more. Thank you.
Watch for early May announcement for details on purchasing rain barrels online at a discounted rate.
Tastes of the Garden
POSTPONED - To Be Rescheduled
BNAN Annual Event
12th Annual Spring Festival: Perennial Divide & Plant Sale
Saturday, May 18, 10:00 a.m. Ė 2:00 p.m.
City Natives, 30 Edgewater Drive, Mattapan
Stock up on plants and join the festivities! At this popular plant swap, gardeners bring divided plants to share and containers to bring other plants home. This is also your chance to shop for soil amendments, fertilizer and City Natives-grown plants.
Seed, Sow & Grow
The Healthy Soil Toolkit
Saturday, June 1, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
City Natives, 30 Edgewater Drive, Mattapan
This hands-on workshop will uncover the benefits of compost, cover crops and other practices in building safer, healhier soil in urban gardens. Registration required.
20th Annual South End Garden Tour
Saturday, June 15
BE A SPONSOR NOW!
This year's rain-or-shine, self-guided Tour will kick off at the South End Branch of the Boston Public Library at 685 Tremont Street at 10:00 a.m. Tickets are $25 or $20 in advance.
The Tour will feature 20 beautiful, private gardens in the South End - from pocket-sized patio spaces to rooftop terraces to Montgomery Park, a gated space usually accessible only to residents. In addition, artists will be painting in the gardens with art work for sale at a reception at the end of the day - free with your ticket.
Please consider becoming an individual sponsor, supporting the South End and Lower Roxbury community gardens and receiving your Tour tickets in advance. All Sponsors who respond before Friday, May 17, will be listed in the Garden Tour Booklet. Visit the website: www.southendgardentour.org.
Youth Conservation Corps 2013
Adult Staff Positions Available
Over 640 teens have participated in the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) since it began, and BNAN is anticipating another 60 youth will serve in the program in 2013, its 19th year of operation. This year, four teams of youth age 15-17 will work along the Neponset River Greenway in Dorchester and Mattapan, the East Boston Greenway and in Stony Brook Reservation in Hyde Park.
Youth Conservation Corps employs teens as stewards of the natural environment in their own neighborhoods working cooperatively to complete conservation projects while earning much-needed income. BNAN is looking for committed, energetic adults with a passion for the outdoors to work with YCC teens this year. Deadline has been extended to April 5, 2013. For more information on ADULT STAFF POSITIONS click here.
Now Part of Boston Natural Areas Network!
South End and Lower Roxbury Community Gardens
In two of Bostonís most densely populated neighborhoods 16 community gardens and pocket parks serve more than 30,000 diverse residents representing a broad range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. These green spaces are sources of neighborhood pride, turning neighbors into friends and creating bonds that are difficult to establish in cities. These community gardens and parks reflect the ethnic, linguistic, and economic diversity of the neighborhoods. To learn more click here to download the South End and Lower Roxbury Community Gardens Map and Resource Guide.
Have Your Tree Count!
Increase Boston's Urban Forest Canopy
Have you planted a tree recently in the city of Boston? If so make sure it gets counted towards the Grow Boston Greener program goal of 100,000 trees by 2020. All you have to do is go to: www.growbostongreener.org/gbg/report_planting.html and fill out the online form. It's that easy to become part of the re-greening effort spreading across the city! For more information contact Mathew Cahill, Program Coordinator at 617-542-7696.
The spring 2013 issue of BNAN's Urban & Green Newsletter is available online. Included in the newsletter is the BNAN calendar of spring 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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