On June 18th, the Trustees will be hosting the 23rd Annual South End Garden Tour in Boston’s South End. This tour is not only in support of the Trustees mission of sustainably preserving places of natural, scenic, and historic beauty but in support of our Community Gardens . The Boston Community Gardens provide a sense of community but also a sustainable source of food for many of Boston’s residents.
We are currently recruiting volunteers to support this year’s tour by serving as Garden Sitters, Registration Volunteers, and Membership Volunteers. The event is from 10am-4pm and is broken down into three, two hour shifts. We are also pleased to be able to offer a complimentary tour ticket to all of our volunteers.
Luther College is currently accepting applications for the position of Food and Farm Fellow in the Center for Sustainable Communities. This is a ten month, full-time, 40 hour/week, position starting February 1, 2016 and ending November 30, 2016. This Fellow will be responsible for day to day operations at the college farm, including student supervision, management of the community garden and carrying out plans for the 2016 season. Additional responsibilities will include marketing and communication, coordinating volunteer opportunities and tours, managing logistics for the Cafeteria to Community Program, implementing composting initiatives, coordinating food education classes and other duties as assigned.
The Garden Program Director at University of Pacific will be responsible for physical planning and development of the food producing Robb Garden, developing and teaching new academic courses and/or lectures that link the Robb Garden and Bon Appetit Native Garden into Pacific’s academic degree programs, supporting the community garden on the Sacramento campus, and developing new and deepening existing relationships between those gardens and Pacific’s co-curricular programs.
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!