Urban Gardening Book Club →
The Food Project on Facebook →
Vertical Farming- The Future Of Our Food? →
18 Tips for Growing a Victory Garden →
Preparing for Spring can be Taxing
Spring is coming! No, really! This time of year the board is busy, busy, busy. In addition to trying to modernize our social media a bit over the last couple of months and ensuring that renewals and new member apps are processed and acknowledged in a timely manner, we’re also working on our 2010 internal audit (as mandated by our bylaws), our 2011 budget, and, of course, getting our taxes...
BU's Rooftop Garden →
erbernst asked: I am sowing seeds now indoors and wondering if I should sow some extras for the teaching garden. Any interest?
Greenway to Remain Green (for now)
The Olmsted Legacy →
A Process for Discussing The Possible Renaming of...
We are in the final phase of the redesign and reconstruction of the Fenway Garden Society’s Garden For People With Disabilities (formerly The Special Needs Garden). The FGS Executive Board is debating an appeal to Parks to rededicate the garden as the “Domingo and Anne Fernandes Memorial Garden for Persons with Disabilities,” or, alternatively the “Anne and Domingo...
City Farmer News →
Just checked out the farm:london site — wouldn’t it be cool to have a farm:boston movement like it?
Get Your Pre-Seed On
Just got a Scheepers seed-starting timetable in my in-box! We are in zone 6, so we have a little time for the eight-week seeds, but not a lot. End of February will be here before you know it. The folks at Scheepers recommend Barbara Damrosch’s The Garden Primer: Second Editionfor anyone starting out or just looking for tips. But keep an eye out here. Once we get the Teaching garden blog up...
Trouble in Paradise
This article from the LA Times last month highlights a chronic problem for community gardens: folks get ‘em and then they don’t tend ‘em. Sometimes it’s because they like the idea of gardening better than the hard-working reality. FGS is better prepared than most community gardens to offer newbies who might not know better a little more of an opportunity to participate...
A Date at the Old Pump House
Dropped into the new ENC Visitor Center this afternoon to chat with the staff about all manner of park-related business. The weather had taken a nasty turn, so we didn’t go on a planned walkabout. But in the course of discussing possible partnerships Julia Golomb, who coordinates the Green Team, which helps FGS with some of its heavy lifting, showed me their wonderful blog. Check it out! ...
red-tailed hawks nest above victory gardens
Hello - I’m a wildlife photographer and I was in Boston for a few hours, so I decided to check out The Fens where I’d heard red-tailed hawks were common. It didn’t take long to find them… while walking thru Fenway Victory Gardens, a hawk flew overhead with a twig in its talons and I saw it land in a tree just above my head… I was standing right under their nest! ...