Saturday, June 16; 9:30am – 2:30pm
Espousal Retreat and Conference Center
554 Lexington St., Waltham, MA 02454
Gorgeous perennials, herbs, shrubs, and trees at affordable prices; many from award-winning gardens.
Also for sale: gardening gloves, decorative pots, and worm castings.
EXCLUSIVE: new Coast of Maine organic granular fertilizer (limited supply).
Experienced gardeners will be on hand to help with selection and placement of plants in your garden. Professional landscape designers will be available for individual design consultations for $25 for half an hour – so bring your photos!
Proceeds from the Plant Sale will be used for COGdesign’s Nursery Garden, on the grounds of the Espousal Center, which supplies plants to other community projects throughout greater Boston. See the new raised bed planters constructed for the Nursery Garden by Pine Street Inn’s Handy Works program!
Curious about local food production here in Massachusetts? Interested in visiting a working farm? Join Friends of MetroFuture at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln! Explore the farm and field area and hear from a teacher naturalist about the challenges involved in growing and raising food locally and on a large scale. Learn about the energy, quality of life, and ecological issues surrounding the food industry, including genetically modified food, land use, and management. Make sure to dress appropriately as there will be some walking on dirt trails outdoors. This is an all-weather event and it requires a fee of $9.25 per person that goes to Mass Audubon. (Photo Credit: Drumlin Farm).
10a.m.-12p.m. on August 3.
Directions and Parking Information are here.
Tour downtown Salem and hear about different planning approaches and strategies to encourage redevelopment and to enliven and reconnect the waterfront to the city. Salem is a mixed use and fascinating community that possesses a strong historic charm. Along the tour, learn about the way that historic preservation continues to strengthen the surrounding community. Spend the last half hour of the tour enjoying Salem’s weekly farmer’s market where home-made products accompany produce, coffee, and cookies.
Commuter Rails leave Boston for Salem approximately every hour from North Station. For schedule information click here. The tour will meet at the Salem train station at the kiosk with a map of downtown on it. The kiosk is located at the bottom of the stairs.
3-5p.m. on June 14.
Download the flyer here.
Checkout other MetroFuture Walks and Talks.