38th Annual Gardeners’ Gathering March 30
Free event hosted by Boston Natural Areas Network
BOSTON, MA, March 18, 2012 – For 37 years the Gardeners’ Gathering has provided an annual forum for gardeners to shrug off the winter chill together and celebrate urban gardening here in Boston.
The 38th Annual Gardeners’ Gathering offered by Boston Natural Areas Network will take place on Saturday, March 30, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Egan Center and Shillman Hall at Northeastern University, Boston. This exciting free event brings together over 400 gardeners to kick off the gardening season.
As the city’s largest educational forum for urban gardeners, the Gardeners’ Gathering is an opportunity for people to share ideas and tips, network and learn. The Gardeners’ Gathering offers more than two dozen skill-building workshops for both vegetable and ornamental gardeners with an emphasis on healthy practices for urban gardens. Topics include seed starting, how to compost, urban beekeeping and community organizing. The event will also host the 11th Annual Community Garden Awards. With the help of Mayor Thomas M. Menino, individuals, garden groups and non-profit organizations are honored with the Hall of Fame, Rookie Gardener of the Year and Most Valuable Gardener awards.
A complete menu of activities and workshop topics will be posted at www.bostonnatural.org the week of the event. For more information contact BNAN at 617-542-7696 or visit our website. Don’t forget there is Day of Walk-in Registration that will include Free Gardening Gloves!
“The Gardeners Gathering continues to grow each year with exciting programs and participants who want to learn more about gardening”, said Valerie Burns, BNAN President. “The interest in local gardening is spreading throughout the city and Boston is now a national leader for community and residential gardening.”
Boston Natural Areas Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together local residents, partner organizations, public officials and foundations to preserve, expand and enhance urban open space, including community gardens, greenways and urban wilds. For more information about the organization, becoming a member or the calendar of events, visit www.bostonnatural.org or call 617-542-7696.