Thinking of joining a community garden? In this Massachusetts Horticultural Society workshop, to be held this Thursday, September 5, from 7 – 8:30 at Elm Bank in Wellesley, explore the vast variety of community gardens in Boston from gardens on the rooftops to postage stamp size gardens tucked between residences. Learn how community gardens support cultural exchange, community building, sustainability and healthy lifestyles. Most importantly, we will discuss how to get involved in community gardening by starting, joining or volunteering at a garden in your community!
Caitlin Gilson is the Garden Educator at the Boston Natural Areas Network which coordinates activities related to all of the Boston area’s community and school gardens, involving over 10,000 individuals and families. Caitlin has created and managed school garden programs for over seven years. She has developed professional development workshops on gardening for the Green Education Foundation and the Northeast Organic Farming Association.
Boston Natural Areas Network (BNAN), organized in 1977, works to preserve, expand and improve urban open space through community organizing, acquisition, ownership, programming, development and management of special kinds of urban land.
Cost – $10.00 for members, $15.00 for non-members.Â Register on line at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e7r2np7ga3191b6b&llr=kzaorjcab.