Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Bountiful Brookline in the news!

Our first event was a great success, you can read about it in
the Brookline Tab online: "Even in Brookline, would-be farmers are finding a way" and check out the video (2:06 length) featuring founder/director Cathy Neal, Steering Committee member John Lee, and intern Leah Skahen.

Visit our Events page for more.

Again, a BIG THANKS to everyone who attended Spring into Gardening. Over 300 people came out last Sunday to learn about growing, meet like-minded growers, and expand Brookline's network of food-growers!

Monday, March 29, 2010

THANK YOU!

Big THANKS to everyone who attended and
participated in Spring into Gardening!
We hope you had as much fun as we did!

More coverage to follow soon!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Update: Spring into Gardening schedule

We hope you are excited about Spring into Gardening this Sunday at the Pierce School!
Here is a tentative schedule of what you can expect at the event:

1:00-2:00 p.m. Talk and book-signing by Ben Hewitt, author of The Town That Food Saved.
2:00-2:30 p.m. Workshops
  • Vermiculture is Neat!
  • Growing Large and Small: Container Gardening and Raised Beds
  • Urban Orchards: Fruit and Nut Trees
  • Urban Beekeeping
2:45-3:15 p.m. Brookline Growers Groups - meet up with like-minded growers of all levels of experience
  • Schoolyard Food Gardens
  • Community Gardens
  • Home Gardens (on your own or with others)
  • Public Space: Public Access
3:30-4:00 p.m. Workshops
  • How Will My Garden Grow? Getting Started
  • All About the Dirt
  • Urban Orchards: Berries
  • Fresh Eggs! Raising Poultry in Brookline
  • Intro to Permaculture
Throughout the event:
  • Enter the raffle for a chance to win one of three Bountiful Baskets chock-full of local food and growing goodies! (enter for free if you pre-register for the event!)
  • Enjoy refreshments for sale from Whole Foods, Clear Flour Bakery, and Peet's Coffee
  • Visit the Resource Area for merchandise sales, information, and representatives from Allandale Farm, Economy Hardware, Brookline Booksmith, Green City Growers, Land of Plenty Organics, Climate Change Action Brookline, Brookline Community Health, Brookline Public Schools Food Services, Solid Waste Action Committee, and more!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Spring into Gardening!

Spring Into Gardening
Bountiful Brookline's first public event!

Sunday, March 28 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Pierce School, 50 School St. in Brookline

Reading and book-signing
by Ben Hewitt, The Town That Food Saved

Workshops
Vermiculture, urban beekeeping, soil-testing & composting, seed selection,
getting started, container gardening, raising poultry, urban orchards, and more

Brookline Growers Groups
Informal meet-ups for like-minded growers

Bountiful Baskets Raffle and merchandise for sale
By Allandale Farm, Economy Hardware, and more!

Refreshments for sale
by Whole Foods, Clear Flour Bakery, Trader Joe's, and Peet's Coffee

For more information, click here.
Pre-register to enter the raffle for free!

Special thanks to our event sponsors:
Allandale Farm
Whole Foods
Chobee Hoy